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.
|(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.)|
|(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.
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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!)
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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.
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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.)|
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.