I’m in full fall preparation mode right now which means pulling out some of my favorite cold weather recipes including! Near the top of my list is this delicious Hearty Slower Cooker Spaghetti Sauce.
Spaghetti was never my favorite until I tried this recipe. Now it’s a meal that I can eat over and over again. This recipe includes vegetables, fresh herbs and very little sugar so it is way healthier than anything you’ll get in a jar. It can also be prepared in your slow cooker so it’s perfect for busy days and feeding large groups. It freezes very well too!
Hearty Slower Cooker Spaghetti Sauce Ingredients
2lbs ground turkey
3/4 lbs turkey sausage
4 med. onions, finely chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
3 large dice carrots and/or zucchini
4 cans (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
4 cans (6 oz) tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 Tbsp minced fresh basil or 2 tsp dried basil
1 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano
4 bay leaves
1 tsp rubbed sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
1/2 tsp pepper
Hot cooked spaghetti noodles
How to Make Hearty Slower Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
1. In a large pan cook meat, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat if fully cooked.
2. Transfer in to a 5qt or larger slow cooker. Stir in the rest of the ingredients (except noodles) and let cook on low for 7-8 hours.
3. Discard bay leaves and serve with spaghetti noodles.
Did you try this recipe? I can’t wait to hear what you thought in the comments section!