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Slow-Cooked Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Set the slow cooker to simmer all day, and you can come home to a spicy-sweet tomato sauce to ladle over noodles.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 6 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

6
Italian sausage links (about 1 1/2 lb), cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup finely chopped onions (2 medium)
3
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (8 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce
2
cans (6 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato paste
24
oz uncooked spaghetti

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except spaghetti.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain. If desired, skim and discard fat from sauce. Serve sauce over spaghetti.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except spaghetti.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain. If desired, skim and discard fat from sauce. Serve sauce over spaghetti.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
1020mg
1020%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.