Crock Pot Spaghetti

 

:: Crock Pot Spaghetti ::

Welcome, Back to School!  That being said, things are about to get crazy around here… time to pull out the crock pot and make a little plan ahead Crock Pot Spaghetti for dinner.  Whew! With the kids in soccer, school, and therapy we have a busy Fall season.  Meal planning is something Sara and I are really trying to add into our weekly schedules.  It helps to run a smooth household, as well as, fewer trips to the grocery store.  This Crock Pot Spaghetti Recipe is one that I created based on my favorites… pasta, chicken sausage, and turkey meat.  These little gems from my neighbor’s backyard, inspired me to think of a sauce that, though canned {tomatoes}, can be full of flavor over a slow cooking process.

Simple canned favorites of tomato sauce, marinara, and paste with the combination of chicken sausage and ground turkey meat, creates a flavorful sauce.  Slow cooking in the crock pot makes this meal a cinch to pull together.  All you have to do is boil some water for pasta, and add a side salad! You’ll have a great weeknight meal! Yum!

Crock Pot Spaghetti
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Yellow Onions
  2. 5 cloves of Garlic
  3. 1 pound of Turkey Meat
  4. 1 pound of Italian Chicken Sausage
  5. 2 cans of Marinara sauce (love love Trader Joe's sauce)
  6. 1 6 oz. can of Tomato Paste
  7. 1 12 oz. can of Tomato Sauce
  8. 1 Pound of Spaghetti Noodles
  9. 1/4 cup Sugar
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  12. Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Spray a large saute pan with cooking spray.
  2. Break apart and add Turkey Meat and Chicken Sausage (casings removed).
  3. Cook until fully done.
  4. Place Crock Pot on your counter top.
  5. Cut up onions and garlic.
  6. Pour into the Crock Pot along with cooked meat.
  7. Add Marinara, Tomato Paste, Tomato Sauce, Sugar, Salt, and Pepper.
  8. Stir all ingredients together.
  9. Place the Crock Pot on Low for 8 hours, or High for 4 hours.
  10. Once the Spaghetti Sauce is almost done, prepare spaghetti noodles based on the boxed directions.
  11. Plate noodles with sauce and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese.
Notes
  1. This is a delightful meal. You can make this ahead of time over the weekend and freeze or place in the fridge for a busy weeknight or weekend meal. Perfect on a chilly Fall night. Enjoy!
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