Slow-Cooker Meaty Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Slow-Cooker Meaty Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Here's a crowd-pleasin' sauce everyone will love! To save time, use four cups of the thawed Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage in place of the sausage and onion in the recipe.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage or ground beef
2
large onions, chopped (2 cups)
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (6 oz)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir GlenĀ® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce
1
can (6 oz) tomato paste
1
tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. 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. Spoon sausage mixture into cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
Makes 24 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead Tip
Ladle this versatile sauce into refrigerator or freezer containers; cover and refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 4 months. To thaw frozen spaghetti sauce, place container in the refrigerator about 8 hours.
Serve With
Serve with penne pasta, Caesar salad and Italian bread.
Special Touch
Stir about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley into the sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 450mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.