Slow-Cooker Pasta Sauce

Slow-Cooker Pasta Sauce

  • 2 tsp. Garlic & Herb Spread Mix (dry)
  • 4 cans (28-oz. ea.) (or 112-oz. total) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of red wine (or substitute 1 cup beef broth)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbls. sugar
  • 1 pound of ground beef or turkey, browned (meat optional)
  • hot cooked pasta
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


In slow cooker combine tomatoes with juice, wine (or beef broth), 2 tsp. Garlic & Herb Spread Mix, basil, oregano, black pepper, salt, sugar and (if desired) cooked ground meat. Stir. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours. Serve over pasta; top with Parmesan cheese. For thicker sauce, allow to cook 1 hour longer (additional) without lid on slow cooker. Use a 5-1/2 or 6-quart slow cooker, otherwise divide recipe in 1/2.

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