This Simple Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce is so delicious, you’ll want to serve it every week. Not only is it delicious, but it’s budget friendly, packed with veggies, and kid approved. Honestly, I don’t know what else you could want from dinner…well, maybe someone to plan it, shop for it, prepare it, and clean it all up?!? Hey, a girl can dream, right? But seriously, this sauce is delish. We like it on noodles or spaghetti squash or with roasted eggplant. Served with a simple salad, some garlic toast, this Slow Cooker Caramel Pie and you have a feast.
Let’s get started, shall we?? These little bags of frozen, chopped veggies are the name of my game. At $1 I almost feel guilty leaving the store with it. Almost. (Let me also say at this point that the store mentioned in this photograph is not compensating this post. I just genuinely like these frozen bags of veggies.) For this recipe I use the frozen onion, carrots, and celery, but they also sell all other varieties. They are super convenient, plus there’s never any waste.
I use half a bag and a package of sausage. (Like the sausage that comes in a tube for breakfast.) Saute these together and drain the fat, then add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, a few seasonings and pour it in the slow cooker. That’s it. Here’s my mixture before I poured it into the slow cooker…actually, you can see in the background that I’m freezing these for later. I made a triple batch of the sauce. Yes, it’s that good.
- 1 package sausage
- 1/2 bag from Mirepox Mix (diced carrots, onion, and celery)
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 T oregano
- 1 T basil
- 1 T garlic salt
- 1/4 t pepper
- Saute sausage and frozen veggies.
- Drain fat.
- Add all remaining ingredients to a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Before serving, use an immersion blender if desired.
Look, make this for dinner. You won’t regret it. And hey, if you’re lucky enough to have someone plan, shop for, prepare, and clean up after your meals, have them make this for you, but when they’re done, will you do me a huge favor?? Send them to my house, okay?? xoxo
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