Homemade Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

easy spaghetti sauce

Delicious, easy and freezes well


  • 1 lb. of Italian sausage – remove casings (depending on your taste – use hot, mild or sweet)
  • 228 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 110 oz. can of diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
  • 114 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. of dried basil
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. each of salt, and ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion – diced
  • 1 green pepper – chopped


  1. Place the ground sausage in the bottom of the slow cooker
  2. Add the canned tomatoes to the top of the sausage
  3. Add spices on top
  4. In a skillet over medium heat, sautee the onion and green pepper in the olive oil until they are tender – about 5 minutes
  5. Place the pepper, and onion over the spices
  6. Stir everything together until it is all mixed in, and the meat is broken up
  7. Place the lid on the slow cooker, and set on high
  8. Cook for 4-6 hours
  9. Serve over cooked Spaghetti noodles



  • Once sauce has cooled, you can freeze the sauce in freezer bags. Just take the sauce out when you are ready, and place in a sauce pan, with a lid on over medium heat until heated through