Crock Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

First try of spag. bol. in my slow cooker and it worked out great. Easily adaptable recipe, like lots of tomatoes, add extra! I didn't use oil to brown the mince as I used a non stick pan, certainly can be used though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and chop carrot then use a food processor until very finely diced.
  2. Brown mince in batches and drain.
  3. Add carrots, tomato, onion, celery, roast capsicum, garlic, beef stock, oregano, basil, bay leaves, pepper and salt if using to slow cooker.
  4. Stir to combine Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
Most Helpful

My household loves this and we serve it with radiatore. It's meant to be thick, and I find 2 cans of diced tomato has plenty of moisture. I don't bother to chop my veggies very small, so I usually cook it for the full 8 hours.

nancyaar April 20, 2016

This is yummy, easy to do, but more of a savoury mince rather than a sauce for spaghetti. I personally would add another 2-3 tins of tomatoes, and some tomato paste, maybe a bit more water to get a saucier consistency. The capsicum is lovely, and I added lots of extra basil because we've got a LOT growing in the garden. Could also grate zucchini or other veges and they would hide well in the sauce.

Franandthree November 29, 2012

Sarah! Great recipe! I never use celery or carrots in bolognese usually, but I can say I really liked it with these added. It was great to come home on a cold winter's night from work and have the meal just about ready for you, and tuckerbox is so right the fantastic aroma that permeated through the house It was the first thing that hit me when I first walked in .... WOW.... It just smelt so good!!! Great recipe Sarah! Will be using the crockpot a little more often now I have this recipe!!!

Tisme August 03, 2007