Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Easy Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce with Sausage

Even on the hottest of summer days, every once in a while it's just nice to smell something simmering away cooking for a few hours. This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce with Sausage took about 10 minutes of prep, and basically cooked itself. Honestly, I didn't even mix it before cooking, just added everything to the vessel in the order given... And to make clean up extra easy, I used a Crock Pot liner! This sauce is nice and thick, has a robust flavor, and you have plenty of wiggle room with the sugar. I might even cut back to 1 Tbsp or so next time, you know your crowd:@) I modified the original recipe to suit what I had on hand, and Pillsbury actually cooked the pasta in the sauce at the end. I wanted to portion and freeze mine for lunches, so I'll just cook up some spaghetti as needed. 
Best tip: Every slow cooker temperature runs differently.
It's best to try new recipes when you're around to monitor how things are cooking...
Mine was done in 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce with Sausage
1 lb Italian sausage, casing removed, broken into 1" pieces
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
2 Tblsp sugar-I'd probably cut back more next time
1/2 tsp salt
2 heaping Tblsp dried onion
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
14.5 oz diced tomatoes, with juice
(2) 8 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
  1. Add everything to 3-4 quart slow cooker vessel.
  2. Add towel under lid, turn to low, cook for 6-8 hours. I was home and did give mine a stir at 4 hours. 
  3. Stir and serve over spaghetti.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. I love sausage in my sauce, Lynn. This is super easy without even having to brown the sausage. I’m always in the mood for Italian!

  2. I love to make spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker, but who knew you don't have to precook the sausage! I want to try adding the pasta and letting it cook in the sauce too, how easy!


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