Thursday, November 8, 2012

Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

I like making pasta sauce in a slow cooker because you can let it simmer away all day, allowing the flavors to develop, and because it cooks so gently you can add the pasta in and let the starchiness thicken your sauce. It's your sauce so you can use whatever ingredients you choose; I like meat, lots of onions and garlic, and spinach. My sauce works best with a short noodle (like farfalle or penne) because it's so thick and meaty. 

1 lb Ground beef
2 Medium Onions, Chopped
2 Large Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 Can Crushed Tomatoes
1 Can Stewed Tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper, To Taste
1 tsp Marjoram
16 oz Pasta
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
10 oz Chopped Frozen Spinach , Thawed
Mozzarella Cheese


Brown ground beef with garlic and onions, until just cooked.

Add to slow cooker. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and stewed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions

In the last half hour of cooking, add cooked pasta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and Marjoram to slow cooker.

Top with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. 

Bad picture but delicious sauce!


1 comment:

city said...

thanks for sharing.