Slow Cooked Pasta Sauce

Total Time
7hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs

This is an easy, but very tasty recipe. It's our favorite pasta sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown crumbled sausage and add onions, garlic, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
  2. Transfer meat and veggies to slowcooker and add in remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  5. When done, sample the sauce and if it has a bitter taste, stir in a Tb more sugar.
  6. Serve over spaghetti or in any dish that calls for pasta sauce.


Most Helpful

This is a MUST try. By far the best pasta sauce I have ever tasted. I used mild Italilan sausage and omitted the red pepper flakes, personal tast. SF Girl, I'll never make another pasta meat sauce again, this is perfection. Thank you

Mary in OR January 22, 2004

I think i need to try this again. I forgot to put in the wine/juice and it actually overcooked, which has never happened to me in a crockpot before! It was quite tomatoey but this might also be because I forgot the juice and also didn't put the peppers or mushrooms in. I think with some extra tweaking it would be a good recipe to try again...

Dominique353 October 17, 2006

This was so good, especially after all the ways I "cheated" the recipe: using pre-cooked, frozen ground beef, slightly burning my veggies (baby's fault!), and using slightly less tomatoes and sauce (to use up stuff from the fridge), and using grape juice rather than wine. Still, it was wonderful to come home to such a great smell, with only the pasta to cook. I also put fresh spinach in the serving dish with the sauce and pasta; that wilted and was enough for us to skip the salad. I think next time I'll double the recipe and freeze the extra. Oh, and I usually don't like spicy food, but the 1/2t of pepper flakes did add a nice touch.

annlouise May 19, 2006

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