Spaghetti with Sauce Italiano

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs to 10 hrs (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
  • Stand: 5 mins
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Spaghetti with Sauce Italiano
Ingredients
1
pound bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
1
cup chopped onion (1 large)
2
2
14 1/2 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2
4 ounce cans mushroom stems and pieces, drained (optional)
1
6 ounce can tomato paste
1
bay leaf
1
tablespoons snipped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 large)
12
ounces dried spaghetti
 
Grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large skillet, cook meat, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine undrained tomatoes, mushrooms (if desired), tomato paste, bay leaf, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir in meat mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Discard bay leaf. Turn off cooker. Add sweet pepper; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling, lightly salted water according to package directions; drain. Spoon meat mixture over pasta. If desired, sprinkle with cheese.
From the Test Kitchen
Spaghetti with Spicy Sausage-Cream Sauce:

Prepare as directed, substituting bulk hot Italian sausage for Italian sausage. Before serving, stir 1/2 cup whipping cream into sauce.

Nutrition Facts per serving for Spaghetti with Spicy Sausage-Cream Sauce: 621 cal., 30 g fat (15 g sat. fat), 78 mg chol., 1,514 mg sodium, 62 g carb., 6 g fiber, 28 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti with Sauce Italiano)
    Per serving:
  • 548 kcal cal.,
  • 25 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 11 g monounsatured fat),
  • 57 mg chol.,
  • 1385 mg sodium,
  • 60 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 11 g sugar,
  • 22 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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