Slow Cooker Sausage and Spaghetti Dinner

Slow Cooker Sausage and Spaghetti Dinner

Serves 4

For a complete supper, serve this slow cooker meal with a green salad and garlic bread on the side.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste, whisked into 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
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Method: 

Put all ingredients except spaghetti and cheese into a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low for seven to eight hours. Add a little more water if sauce gets too thick. One half hour before serving, bring a large pot of water to boil and add salt. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain thoroughly.

While spaghetti is cooking, remove any oil that has accumulated on top of the sauce with a spoon and discard. Remove sausages pieces from the slow cooker and cut them into thirds. Ladle the sauce over the cooked pasta in a large bowl. Arrange sausage pieces on top. Have grated Parmesan cheese on the table for sprinkling.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:720 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 1080mg sodium, 106g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 38g protein

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