• 7 Ratings

Italian sausage and mushrooms make this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe hearty and rustic, while a one-two punch of tomato paste and diced tomatoes ensure that this Italian spaghetti sauce is reminiscent of your favorite marinara.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large skillet cook the sausage, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

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  • Meanwhile, in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker stir together undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Stir in meat mixture.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in sweet pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve meat mixture over hot cooked spaghetti. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce:

Prepare as above, except use hot Italian sausage and stir 1/2 cup whipping cream into sauce just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

517 calories; 18 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 1015 mg sodium. 332 mg potassium; 61 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 22 g protein; 124 RE vitamin a; 97 IU vitamin a; 41 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 125 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;


7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0