My Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a spaghetti sauce recipe that I've developed over time. You may alter the ground meat as you please; sometimes I use all ground beef when I find a good sale but half beef/half pork is pretty tasty. My crock pot is my best friend at times when I'm having busy days at work but still want a decent meal on the table for my family. I serve spaghetti with crusty bread and a romaine salad. Cook time is the crock pot cooking time. This recipe is for a 4 quart crock pot, halve it if your pot is smaller.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meats and onion in a skillet and drain well.
  2. Transfer to your crock pot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti noodles.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved this sauce...instead of ground pork I used (3) Hot Italian Turkey sausages which I sliced and browned before adding. Also used (2) 15 1/2 oz. can tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano and (1) regular can diced tomatos. Used tomato paste with Italian Herbs added. Kept the 5 cloves of garlic but reduced the dried spices to about half omitting the thyme. Made enough for dinner with plenty leftover to freeze. Delicious!!

5 5

Hey Jude, this recipe is FANTASTIC,thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated. I did add fresh sliced mushrooms about half way through the cook time,otherwise followed the directions. Everything blends for a perfect flavored sauce. I plan to keep this on hand in the freezer.

The family loved this sauce, which is saying a lot for my family (very picky eaters). I substituted the pork and used all ground beef and I used crushed tomatoes, rather than diced. The consistency was perfect, the flavor was great, and it made a large amount; perfect for leftovers. Thank you for sharing; this is a new staple in our dinner rotation.

More Slow-Cooker Favorites

52 Low-and-Slow Meals
Try Potatoes, Pizza or Cake
Effortless One-Pot Treats