Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

From Real Simple Magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix together the beef, tomatoes and their juices, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, tomato paste, wine, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).
  3. Twenty minutes before serving, cook the spaghetti according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot. Toss the spaghetti with the Bolognese and sprinkle it with the Parmesan.
Most Helpful

The sauce has a good taste. DH found something was missing. Maybe more spices. Or maybe red wine would have more flavor than white wine. The sauce didn't coat the pasta but I guess that's the same for all bolognese sauce. Another time I may cook the meat first in a skillet, cause the meat were in big chuncks and was hard to broke. Thanks MJMommy :) Made for PAC Spring 2012

Boomette April 22, 2012