Slow-Simmering Pasta Sauce Recipe
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Slow-Simmering Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Spaghetti with sauce is my kids' favorite dinner, so through trial and error, I came up with my own recipe. This is the winning result. I love that it's made in a slow cooker.—Samantha Vicars, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil, divided
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without pasta) equals 327 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,392 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, bay leaves, oregano, dried basil, salt and thyme. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Discard bay leaves; stir in half of the fresh basil. Serve with pasta. Top with remaining basil. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Simmering Pasta Sauce in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without pasta) equals 327 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,392 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"My family thought it was terrific. I will reduce the amount of bay leaves next time, though. Also thought it was better made a day before serving. I made 1 1/2 times the recipe because I wanted leftovers to use in mostaccioli for my husband's birthday. It was stupendous in that recipe!"

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Prego is better & less expensive to make."

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This is a great recipe! I leave out the brown sugar for less sweetness. It also good for lasagna sauce too."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"This is almost exactly the recipe I've used for years - the one pasta sauce I go to anymore! The Italian sausage rather than plain ground beef does it for me. Thanks for reminding me, Samantha Vicars - it's time to make this again!"

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"wonderful taste from Italy"

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