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  • 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


Recipe Summary

25 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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; fat 18g; cholesterol 51mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 61g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 10g; protein 22g; vitamin a 123.6RE; vitamin a 97.2IU; vitamin c 40.7mg; thiamin 0.7mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 5.3mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 125mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 1015mg; potassium 332mg; calcium 101mg; iron 4.1mg.