Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

"I found this recipe in quick cooking years ago and our family loves it :) I always add more spices than called for.. Hope you enjoy it!! :) I serve with a salad and garlic toast"
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Ready In:
8hrs 20mins




  • In a skillet cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Add the next 10 ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours until heated through. Discard bay leaf and serve over cooked spaghetti.

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  1. This was a terrific sauce! My family loved it and I did too! It was the perfect consistency in the crock pot and I only cooked on low for 4 hours. I used Italian sausage and added bell peppers and mushrooms. I omitted the thyme and added majoram instead. I also added in a little Worcestershire sauce and red wine plus 1 extra can of tomato sauce (8 ounces). I added in a little fresh basil at the end and served it over thin spaghetti with garlic bread and a little minced fresh parsley on top. I will make this many more times!
  2. I also found this recipe from Taste of Home's Quick Cooking. I make this right on the stove instead of the crockpot, but I do like this with Italian Sausage. Thank you for posting this!
  3. I found this recipe through a recommendation by CookinQTGranny in Random Draw Tag. I used mild italian sausage and 4 fresh garlic cloves added to the sausage and onion when it was almost done in the skillet. This was nice and robust but had a slightly burned flavor? I used the quick on high 4 hour method.
  4. The sauce had a nice flavor,but it didn't thicken up like the sauce you would cook on the stove top.
  5. I always use ground round when making spaghetti sauce but everyone enjoyed the italian sausage a lot! Found some Johnsonville ground mild italian sausage so I used that and linquine pasta. Cooked this on the stove top for a quick supper last night and it was very good! Simmered on low for about an hour, stirring occasionally and it thickened up nicely. The seasoning is perfect and next time I will double the recipe and use my crock pot. Thank you so much Faith for our new favorite spaghetti sauce recipe!


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