Easy Crock Pot Pasta Sauce With Italian Sausage

Spaghetti with sauce

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  • Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yield: 1 pot (8 to 10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
251 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 pot (8 to 10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 20g
Calcium 65mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy spaghetti sauce is a crockpot sauce, made with ground beef, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, and chopped vegetables, along with other ingredients.

Serve this delicious sauce mixture with spaghetti or linguine. Or serve it with spaghetti squash or spiralized summer squash or zucchini.

Make a double batch and put the remaining sauce in an airtight container (or several single-serve containers). Store it in the freezer for as long as four to six months.


  • 8 ounces Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons dried leaf basil
  • dash ground red pepper or red pepper flakes (if desired)

Steps to Make It

  1. Remove the sausage from casings; brown in a heavy skillet over medium heat along with the ground beef. Break up sausage and ground beef while browning; drain well.

  2. Add the drained sausage and beef to the slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

  4. This sauce can be frozen.