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Quick And Easy Spaghetti Sauce

When you combine your favourite jarred pasta sauces with some added spices and meat, it’s a dish you can’t turn down, spaghetti sauce. Layer with some noodles or zoodles, dinner is served.

I am loving my crockpot these days. I mean, nothing beats coming home to a home-cooked meal completely ready or just about ready. And the smell when you open the door, that’s one of my favourites about the crockpot. Especially the smell of this yummy spaghetti sauce!


My sense of smell is on high alert these days, haha!

This recipe requires a little prep before going in the crock-pot. You can also make this dish on the stovetop. You’ll want to cook your meat ahead of time before adding in with the tomato sauces. The slow cooker is used for simmering in this recipe.

Here is my quick and easy spaghetti sauce recipe! I also like to buy pasta sauces that already have spices in them like, basil, when I am trying to save time and take the easy way out.

You are probably thinking… “I already make spaghetti using pre-made jarred sauce”. I do sometimes too! But, there is something about adding these few extra ingredients like red pepper flakes and brown sugar that make it taste THAT much better.

I like to cook the meat the night before to allow it to cool before I add it to my crock-pot. I prepare this recipe the night before and within five minutes the next morning, my crock-pot is turned on.

PS. This recipe is great served with this Zoodle recipe if you are keeping it low carb. If you are looking for leftover options with the sauce, take your leftover noodles and make a spaghetti bake with it.

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Yield: 8

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

When you combine your favorite pasta sauces with some noodles and beef, it's a dish you can't turn down, spaghetti sauce, slow cooker style.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes


  • 2 jars of your favorite pasta sauce {650mL}
  • 1 can of tomato paste {156mL}
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 2 small bell peppers finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a bunch of green onion finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package of fresh ground turkey or beef {1lb}


  1. Prepare meat ahead of time by cooking it in a medium-sized skillet with 1 tbsp of EVOO. Cook until meat is well done.
  2. Set up your crockpot by adding in all remaining ingredients. Wait for the meat to cool before adding to the pot, unless you are turning it on right away.
  3. Once everything is added, including the meat, mix everything together, set your crockpot on high for 6 hours.
  4. Serve with your favorite pasta, garlic bread and top with your favorite cheese.


You can do this recipe stovetop style too, in an hour


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