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Slow Cooker Bolognese Recipe

Thick and flavorful bolognese sauce that is so easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy slow cooker recipe, slow cooker, slow cooker beef, slow cooker meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 614kcal

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 3 Tablespoons minced onion flakes
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes 1 can
  • 6 ounces tomato paste 1 can
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 16 ounces whole wheat spaghetti noodles 1 package, cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese optional topping

Instructions

  • Brown Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking into small pieces; drain and rinse well.
  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add cooked sausage and mix in onion flakes, garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, oregano, basil, fennel seed, salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve over cooked pasta.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

  • Nutrition information does not include optional topping.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 4836mg | Potassium: 1074mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 737IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 7mg