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Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Fifteen minutes' prep is all you need for the start of a wonderful homemade red sauce. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
2
large onions, chopped (2 cups)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (15 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (6 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and translucent.
  • 2
    Spoon vegetables into cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

Expert Tips

  • 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 refrigerator for about 8 hours.
  • Use 3 to 3 1/2 cups of this homemade sauce for recipes that call for a 24- to 27-ounce jar of tomato pasta sauce.
  • Spaghetti Sauce with Meat: Stir 1 pound cooked lean ground beef into 3 cups of Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce.
  • Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs: Add cooked meatballs from Easy Meatballs recipe to spaghetti sauce during the last 15 minutes of cooking time to heat thoroughly.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
7g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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