Crock Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce is super easy and basically makes itself! It’s a great recipe to prepare on the weekends so that you have less cooking to do during the week.

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In our house, we’re big on weekend cooking. My kids love helping out and I find that if I make a few recipes on Saturday or Sunday to store in the fridge or freezer, I have a lot less cooking to do during the week when life gets overwhelming. There’s nothing better than not having to worry or think about what meals you’re going to make for the week. Meal plans and prep have saved me.

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That doesn’t mean that we spend the entire weekend in the kitchen. Far from it. Our recipes have to be quick and easy so we can get out and do other things together. I treasure our weekends because they often feel like the only time we can just relax and play, enjoying our favorite activities and not being on a schedule. That’s why I love this Crock Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce. It’s simple, quick and practically makes itself!

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Times like this are when my crock pot is my best friend because it assures that I need not spend a moment more than necessary in the kitchen. Chloe helps me wash the veggies, Kenya and I chop them, I sauté the meat and we all toss everything in the pot together. That’s it. When we come home from our adventures at the end of the day, dinner is all ready….with plenty leftover for the week ahead.

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Don’t forget to double, especially for recipes like this one. Store what you don’t eat in dated single or multiple-serving containers in the freezer and all you have to do on school nights is defrost and reheat and your homemade meal is done within minutes. One more reason to live for the weekends!

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Looking for more easy crock pot recipes? Try Crock Pot Vegetarian ChiliChicken in a Crock PotCrock Pot Chicken Chili VerdeCrock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos or you can even make Oatmeal in the Crock Pot!

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Crock Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Crock Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce is super easy and basically makes itself! It's a great recipe to prepare on the weekends so that you have less cooking to do during the week.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium sauté pan and sauté onions for 4 minutes. Add the ground beef and 1 tsp of salt and sauté for 4 more minutes, breaking apart the meat as it cooks.
  • Add the sautéed meat and onions to the crock pot.
  • Whisk 2 tbsp of tomato paste in 1 cup of water until the paste dissolves.
  • Add the tomato paste mixture to the pot along with the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve over pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1430mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  2. A big thank-you for this recipe. I make this all the time, my kids just LOVE it. I double the recipe in my slow cooker and always have some on-hand in the freezer. Such a lifesaver on those busy nights.

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  8. I have this in my crock pot right now! Yummy! Just wanted to see if it’s possible to make the slow cooker and crock pot recipes searchable by both “crock pot” and “slow cooker”. It took a lot of tries to refind this recipe, and it might be an easier way for others to search your recipes (if it’s possible to use both terms). Happy Holidays!

  9. I’m not exactly sure what strained tomatoes are, but I would imagine they are more watery than pureed tomatoes, so yes that could be contributing to the texture you’re getting. I use 90% – 95% lean meat!

  10. Hi! What is the % lean you use? I used 85% but it looks a little greasy to me. Also, I couldn’t find tomato puree., only strained tomatoes. Is that an ok substitute or is that why it’s a little runny? Should I just add more paste to thicken it up? Thanks so much!

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