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Slow-Cooked Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 12

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1020mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
10g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
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.

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