Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipes

A crockpot can help you make a well blended, delicious, Italian style sauce for spaghetti. This page contains crockpot spaghetti sauce recipes.

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Recipe: Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

By ms. carmen 16 42

It is always very hot where I live when the tomatoes and peppers are ripe, so I constantly seek out crock pot recipes. Here is one I use for spaghetti sauce.


  • 4 onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped, seeded bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 16 cups (5 lbs.) chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper


Dump and stir! I use a 6 quart pot. Low for 7 1/2 hours. If it needs thickening, I add 1 small tomato paste towards the end.

Source: I found this at and have played with the recipe several times, but this is the basic version that I love.

By Ms. Carmen

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Question: Looking For 1970's Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

By Barbara 1

Does anyone have the crockpot spaghetti sauce recipe that was in the booklet packed with the Crockpot in the mid-1970s?

Barbara from Brighton, MA

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By mommychommy 1 Flag

March 10, 2012

Just found this website and it has tons of retro recipes and this page may have your crockpot sauce recipe...Happy Cooking!

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Recipe: Spaghetti (Crock Pot)

Probably the very best I ever tasted... and I've tasted lots of spaghetti!



  • 4 cups tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. anise seed
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar


Place all ingredients in crock pot and add prepared meat balls.

Meat Balls

(important to include these in this recipe)


  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 salt
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


Mix all together and use 1/4 cup measure to scoop mixture to form balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F to firm up and add to sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Can be doubled in a 6 quart crock pot. This also freezes very well.

By Margie M.

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Recipe: Crock Pot Italian

By Maya Lee 14 172

I love using crock pots and developed this way of cooking Italian food when I was working. I put a can of spaghetti sauce in a crock pot and then add either Italian sausage, chicken (particularly legs and thighs), or beef such as London broil. This could be used for sandwiches with Italian bread, on top of spaghetti, or just as it is with a salad or other vegetables. The house smells great, too.


  • 1 can spaghetti sauce, your favorite
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage or pieces of chicken or pieces of beef


Empty the can of spaghetti sauce in the crock pot. Set it on low if you will be gone all day. Add the protein. I don't usually cook the chicken or sausage before hand. The beef is usually already cooked.

Servings: about four
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 7 or 8 Hours

By Maya from Redlands, CA

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Recipe: Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

By Connie 362

I've tried so many other recipes for this spaghetti sauce and always return to this old recipe I've used for years.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) diced tomatoes, undrained (I use my homecanned tomatoes, chopped)
  • 6 cans (6 oz.ea.) tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red wine, if desired.


Hot cooked spaghetti.

1. In a large skillet, saute beef over medium heat until no longer pink, drain.

2. Transfer to a 5 quart crockpot or slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, broth brown sugar, seasonings and wine; mix well.

3. Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or until bubbly. Discard bay leaf. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti. Yield: 12 to 14 servings

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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