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Slow-Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade spaghetti sauce conveniently simmers for hours in a slow cooker.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

2
lb bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
3
medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
cups sliced mushrooms
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (29 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (12 oz) tomato paste
2
tablespoons dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place sausage mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place sausage mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Stir about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley into the sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.