Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Sauce
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup white wine to deglaze pan optional (may also use beef broth)
  • 2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease and deglaze pan with white wine or may use beef broth. Spoon into slow cooker along with all other ingredients. Stir and cover. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Recipe Notes

You may use ground beef, Italian sausage or a combination of the two. Or you may leave it out. We have tried it all three ways and they are all really good but our favorite is the combination of ground beef and sausage.
To freeze: portion out the cooled sauce into freezer safe containers or freezer bags.

Also, if you want to skip the browning of the ground beef just add it uncooked to the slow cooker and break it up into smallish chunks. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook as usual.