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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Start this delicious spaghetti bolognese in the morning and finish it off when you get home!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, pasta, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti bolognese
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 607kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef cooked and drained
  • 46 oz 1 large can/bottle tomato juice
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms fresh or canned (drain the can)
  • 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar optional (see NOTES)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 oz 1/2 box spaghetti, broken in half -OR- 8 oz (1/2 box) “pot-size” spaghetti

Instructions

  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, tomato juice, tomato sauce, mushrooms and seasonings. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, low 8-10
  • Stir in spaghetti. Turn cooker to high if you originally cooked on low setting.
  • Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until spaghetti is tender.

Notes

If you want a tart (not sweet) sauce, omit the brown sugar

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 1359mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 5mg