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OUTSTANDING! This is a 10 star recipe as crockpot recipes go. I used hot chicken italian sausage and only used 1 green pepper. I thawed the spinach first and used one 24 ounce jar of Classico (not the full quart). Followed the rest of the recipe as stated and cooked on high for 2.5 hours (my pot cooks VERY hot!) and it was PERFECT! I served this over whole wheat penne and my kids are already asking for tomorrow's leftovers (they're 3 and 5). Couldn't have been more pleased with how this turned out and loved the thickness and flavor the spinach added to the recipe. Great dish 3killerb's!

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RedVinoGirl July 16, 2009

MMMMM-mmmmmm! This was just great! Only change I made was to use fresh spinach, which worked out very well. Will fix this again.

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Darkhunter November 10, 2007

We loved this recipe! I browned some ground beef later in the week and used the sauce to make bolognese. I am always looking for interesting crock pot recipes, and this one is a keeper!
Thanks, a great way to sneak in some spinach too :)

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dawnie808 October 19, 2010

We liked this one, but the Italian sausage really loses its flavoring during the cooking. I really loved the rice mixed with the sauce and spinach, though. I want to try it again in a few weeks using chicken or ground turkey. The kids loved it, though. They even asked for seconds!

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) January 17, 2010

So good for the simplicity of the recipe! I ground the sausage out of habit but it did not effect the recipe at all. I served it over noodles. Will definitely make it again!

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Ck2plz December 30, 2009

This is some really good stuff. I really like the addition of the spinach to an otherwise common recipe of sausage and peppers. I threw in about 3/4 cup of red wine that needed to be used...this was so easy to make and yet so flavorful. It made a lot and I'm happy about that because I've already devoured a bowl of it and my husband isn't even home for dinner yet. :-)

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Epi Curious July 24, 2009

This was really good. I didn't get to eat it until 2 days after I made it, but I still rate it an 'outstanding'. I served it over a rigatoni type of pasta and sprinkled a little bit of mozzarella on the plate.

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Marie Nixon September 03, 2007

This was interesting and a nice change from our traditional spaghetti sauce. I cut the recipe in half without any problems but used one jar of spaghetti sauce (not sure how much it is in cups). I also used turkey sausages without any problems and served this over spaghetti. Thanks for sharing!

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ellie_ August 21, 2007

This was delicious! I used red bell peppers and sweet onions, plus I scaled back the amounts for two, except the spinach which I cut that again in half as DH doesn't care for a lot of spinach even if it is disguised. We decided to make sandwiches and I have to tell you I was impressed with the flavor! Thanks for posting this crock pot method. Made for Help a Naked Recipe!

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AcadiaTwo September 19, 2012

This was very yummy. I left out the spinach because neither of us like cooked spinach. I also only used one large onion instead of two. But everything else was the same. It is very similar to a favorite dish we have at our local Italian restaurant. They have chicken and sausage in theirs, so next time I think I'll add some chicken. This is definitely a repeat in our house! Thanks!

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