If you are craving Italian food, try this easy slow cooker spaghetti sauce recipe. It’s really chunky, healthy and includes a secret ingredient that you don’t typically find in spaghetti sauces.
The best part is that you are making it yourself, so there is no added sugars that are found in store bought sauces.
I have to tell you something. I love marinara and spaghetti sauces. I actually love homemade marinara sauce, but I also love the convenience of store bought sauce. It’s just so easy to pop the top and use whatever you need. Boom…done.
But have you ever looked at the back of a spaghetti sauce bottle? Oh man…it’s not pretty. They hide sugar in their spaghetti sauce – did you know that?
While I am beginning to realize that sugar is in almost everything bottled or bagged, I didn’t expect to find it in a spaghetti sauce, which isn’t sweet at all.
That shocked me…and I decided to make my own sauce which will last a good long while and is delicious.
Plus, there’s a secret ingredient in it (can you guess what that is?) which you don’t typically find in store bought spaghetti sauces.
I don’t think I have met a kid who doesn’t love spaghetti. This sauce is toddler approved and a great kid friendly dinner option.
What is your favorite Italian meal?
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 medium carrots chopped
- 15oz can diced tomatoes
- 8oz can tomato sauce
- 6oz can tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- red pepper flakes optional
- In a medium skillet, cook the meat, onions and garlic until the meat is cooked through and the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes.
- Add the meat, onions and garlic into the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients (except the noodles) and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Serve over cooked noodles or zoodles!