Saturday, September 29, 2012

Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce Recipes From Scratch by Food Bloggers (Recipe Collections)

slow cooker pasta sauce
Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce Recipes from food bloggers!

If you have a garden or access to tomatoes from the farmers market, this is the time of year you're probably making pasta sauce for the freezer.  I love making homemade pasta sauce, and using the slow cooker turns it into something that doesn't need to be watched.  Here are eight fantastic slow cooker pasta ideas from food bloggers.  Just click the recipe title link in the description under each photo to get that recipe from the original blog.


Slow cooker pasta sauce
(Photo from Jeanette's Healthy Living.)
The gorgeous sauce shown above is Crockpot Turkey Bolognese Pasta Sauce from Jeanette's Healthy Living.  This red sauce can be made with fresh tomatoes or canned and has some finely chopped carrot and celery as well as a little red wine to flavor the sauce.


(Photo from Andrea Meyers.)
From Andrea Meyers we have Ann's Spaghetti Sauce, which you can make in a slow cooker or on the stove.  Andrea says about this meatless sauce, "Authentic or not, it’s a good, easy multi-purpose sauce that you can use for spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, or other baked pasta dishes."


(Photo from I Wash, You Dry.)
This Crock Pot Pasta Bolognese from I Wash You Dry uses lean ground beef, Italian Sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a little evaporated milk for creaminess.


(Photo from On Top of Spaghetti.)
A slightly different take on Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce from On Top of Spaghetti.  Eleni from Greece uses minced beef, a touch of vinegar, onions, tomatoes and a mix of spices that includes paprika, cinnamon, and allspice, among others.


(Photo from Kitchen Parade.)
This Slow Cooker Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce from Kitchen Parade has ground beef, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes and sauce, and spices that include ground fennel (one of my personal favorites to use in pasta sauce!)


(Photo from Budget Bytes.)
This gorgeous jar of Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce is from Budget Bytes where Beth uses crushed tomatoes and tomato pasta and adds a touch of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to add flavor to this meatless sauce.  Beth lets the sauce cool down in in jars overnight in the fridge and then transfers to freezer bags the next day to freeze the sauce.

 
(Photo from Skinnytaste.)
Another take on Crockpot Bolognese Sauce from Skinnytaste, and this one has pancetta, onion, celery, carrots, lean ground beef, white wine, crushed tomatoes, and a little half-and-half added at the end.

(Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.)
And for a slightly different version of slow cooker pasta sauce, this Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato and Caper Sauce from A Year of Slow Cooking combines fresh and sun-dried tomatoes and has extra flavor from the capers, onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning.


More Ideas with Pasta in the Slow Cooker:
Beef Cheeks Ragu from Kuchenlatein
Chicken Fettucine from Taste and Tell
Mac and Cheese in the Slow Cooker from Real Mom Kitchen 
Pork Ragu over Pasta from Mother Thyme
Skinny Spaghetti from Skinny Ms.  

Submit Your Recipes: --If you're a food blogger with good from-scratch slow cooker recipes you'd like to have featured, here's how to submit your site.

4 comments:

Karen said...

I love making sauces in the slow cooker. Especially when I have bountiful produce to use. It's so delicious and easy!

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Karen. I have only done it once but I can tell I'll be doing it a lot more!

Kendra Bailey Morris said...

Love doing pasta sauce in the slow cooker. I recently made our family's recipe for Sunday meat gravy with sausages and meatballs. It was actually better than when I've made it stovetop!

Kendra

Kalyn Denny said...

Kendra, good to hear!

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