Slow Cooking Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This sauce gets a convenient head start from prepared spaghetti sauce. I simply add a few everyday ingredients of my own. Most folks think it's homemade.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 241 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1018mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown sausage and cayenne for about 5 minutes. Add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain; transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Add onion and green pepper. Pour spaghetti sauce on top. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 2-3 hours longer. Serve over spaghetti. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce in Country Pork 1996, p65

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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joiee User ID: 6477003 15718
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"again. what is with the jarred sauce?"

CarmelN User ID: 1395071 23117
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I would not make this recipe at any time. The amount of sodium is almost a whole day's allotment"

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