Sausage and Cauliflower Crock Comfort

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 small zucchini chopped


  • In a blender or food processor, place first 6 ingredients (tomato sauce through red pepper); process until smooth. With the blender or food processor running, slowly add the avocado oil; blend well then set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage; cook, breaking it up with a spoon, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion; cook until soft and sausage is cooked through. Reduce skillet heat to low. Add the sauce from the blender or food processor; bring mixture to a simmer, cook for 2 to 4 minutes then remove from heat. Spoon a thin layer of meat mixture on the bottom of a large crock cooker.
  • Next, layer half of the cauliflower and zucchini, then one-third of the meat mixture; repeat this process, finishing with the remaining meat mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours. Serve hot.


Serving Suggestion: Big Salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette (1 head lettuce (any kind but not iceberg), torn, Salad veggies of choice, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 garlic clove, pressed, Dried basil, to taste, Dried oregano, to taste.
Directions- In a large bowl, toss together torn lettuce and salad veggies of your choice. In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and a pinch of dried basil and oregano; drizzle dressing over salad.)
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