This is one of my favorite new recipes. I originally found the recipe here, but I adapted it a bit. This recipe is low carb, sugar free, dairy free, grain free and gluten free. The original recipe calls for mushrooms, but I'm not a fan of mushrooms, so I left them out, but I added a few other veggies. Also the original recipe is made on the stove, but I adapted it for a crock pot.
1 lb mild pork sausage
4 cups (1 32 oz carton) chicken broth
1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper cut into small pieces
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
Cook the sausage in a pan and drain off the fat, if any. Add chopped onions. Pour into crock pot. Add all other ingredients and stir. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
I have made this twice already and I absolutely love it! I could make it every week. I get excited when I make this, not only because it's a crock pot recipe that I don't have to worry about making, but also because it's delicious and super healthy. It makes about 8 1-cup servings, but trust me, you will probably eat at least 2 servings! And we always have a ton left over. It tastes great when you reheat it the next day. Let me know if you try it and what you think of it!