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Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipes

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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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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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August 17, 2005

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




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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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 Lee from Redlands, CA

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January 23, 2008

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

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June 19, 2008

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


June 19, 20080 found this helpful

Here's a recipe from the Crockpot Cookbook that came with the crockpot. I received this crockpot as a gift in 1976 and am still using it! It's a Rival model 3150, 3 1/2 Qt.


I couldn't find a spaghetti sauce recipe in the book but this one is called Italian Meat Sauce. Maybe it's the one you're thinking of?

Italian Meat Sauce

1 c. chopped onion
1 - 1/2 lbs. ground chuck, browned
2 cloves garlic
1 large can tomatoes (1lb 12oz)
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 stalks celery, with tops, chopped
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf

Put all ingredients in crockpot. Stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on Low 10 - 12 hrs or High 3 - 5 hrs.

Ingredients may be increased by half for the 5 Qt model.

Hope that helps you.
Sherry in GA

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

Here's another recipe from my crockpot cookbook, circa 1976.

Easy Does It Spaghetti


1 lb. ground beef
1 TBS. instant minced onion
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. each: mace, allspice and pepper


1 can tomato sauce (8 oz.)
1 can mushrooms (4 oz.)
3 c. tomato juice
4 oz. dry spaghetti (1 1/2 c.) broken in 4 - 5" pieces.


Brown ground beef well in skillet and place in crockpot. Add all remaining ingredients except dry spaghetti. Stir well.

Cover and cook on Low 6 - 8 hrs or High 3 1/2 hrs.

Turn to High last hour and stir in dry spaghetti.

Sherry in GA

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June 26, 20080 found this helpful

I have the original cook book from Rival, there are about 3 with Marinare Sauce, this book is from 1975.
My email is; marypallister2001 AT

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By Darr (Guest Post)
July 25, 20080 found this helpful

I have two recipes that came from the old Rival CROCK*POT slow cooker/server COOKBOOK.


Easy Does-it Spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
1 T.dry minced onion
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dry mustard
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 t. each: mace, allspice and pepper
1 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 cups tomato juice
4 ounces dry spaghetti (1 1/2 cups) broken in 4" to 5" pieces
Brown ground beef well in skillet and place in CROCK-POT. Add all remaining ingredients except dry spaghetti; stir well.
Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours. (High: 3 1/2 hours). Turn to High last hour and stir in dry spaghetti. Serves 4

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck, browned
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 14 1/2-ounce can tomatoes
2 6-ounce cans tomato paste
2 stalks celery with tops, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
Put all ingredients in CROCK-POT. Stir thoroughly. Cover and cool on Low 10 to 12 hours. (High: 3 to 5 hours).

I hope one of them is the recipe you were looking for.

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March 10, 20120 found this helpful

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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