1 TBS olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1 TBS minced garlic
2 links of mild Italian chicken sausage
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1-28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1-8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 TBS dried oregano
*Options – You can serve this over pasta, greens or spaghetti squash.


  1. Saute onions and carrots in the olive oil for 3-4 minutes, add garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes until onions are translucent then pour into your slow cooker.
  2. Add sausage (removed from casings) and ground turkey to skillet and cook until browned and crumbly then add to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Typically I would serve this with pasta for the rest of the family and either over wilted greens or spaghetti squash for myself, BUT last night I tried something different that was so good it’s worth sharing.  I served mine over mashed cauliflower.  It was great!  Even the husband gave it a try and approved  – though he also still had the pasta mixed in too. 😉

How do you make mashed cauliflower?  So easy!

1 Head of cauliflower
1 TBS olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic


  1. Trim and cut cauliflower into florets
  2. Boil or microwave in a covered dish with an inch of water in the bottom until tender
  3. Place cauliflower in a blender, Vitamix or food processor with approximately 1/2 – 1 cup of the hot water used to cook (start with 1/2 cup and add to desired consistency)
  4. Add the olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper
  5. Blend until smooth

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