Slow Cooker Sausage and Spaghetti Dinner

Slow Cooker Sausage and Spaghetti Dinner

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Recipe Rating: 3.54345
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 links
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Method: 
In a slow cooker, combine the sausage, onion, garlic, tomatoes, wine, tomato paste mixture, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Cover, and cook on low until the tomatoes are broken down and thickened, about 7 hours. If the sauce is too thick, add water 1/4 cup at a time until it has thinned. 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, use a large spoon to skim any oil from the top of the sauce and discard. Remove sausage from the slow cooker and cut into thirds. Ladle the sauce over the cooked pasta in a large bowl. Arrange sausage pieces on top and sprinkle with cheese before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 720 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 1080mg sodium, 106g carbohydrates, (8 g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 38g protein.