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crockpot spaghetti sauce poured on top of spaghetti pasta

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

With a straightforward prep and the convenience of the slow cooker, crockpot spaghetti sauce makes a rich and meaty sauce that will compliment any pasta!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce, Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe, How DO I Make Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce, How TO Make Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 servings
Calories 659kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 pound ground beef, 80/20
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 level tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar, lightly packed


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper, breaking it up into large chunks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a crockpot.
  • Brown sausage on both sides. Place on top of beef in the crockpot. Remove and discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet (if there isn't enough fat in the pan, add olive oil).
  • Add garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, rosemary and saute until onion is translucent. Pour onion mixture over sausages in crockpot.
  • Add red wine, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parmesan, and brown sugar and turn the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2260mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 4.9mg