761 shares This post may contain affiliate links.Read my disclosure policy.This easy, 5-ingredient Crock Pot Pasta Sauce made with chicken or turkey sausage is perfect for busy weeknights! Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce with Sausage On those busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook, using your slow cooker is a lifesaver! Turn it on in the morning, then come home and boil some pasta (I love Barilla’s new protein pasta), roast some spaghetti squash or spiralize some veggies and pour the sauce on top.
More easy slow cooker recipes you will love are Chicken Cacciatore, Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs and Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili! Ingredients chicken Italian sausage or turkey sausage, casings removed extra virgin olive oil fresh garlic, smashed with the side of a knife can of crushed tomatoes, I swear by Tuttorosso green label crushed red pepper flakes or fresh cracked black pepper, to taste How To Make Slow Cooker Meat Sauce Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon.When sausage is browned, drain any fat if needed and transfer to the crock pot.Wipe the skillet with a paper towel and set heat to high; when hot add the oil.
Add garlic and cook until golden but do not burn; add tomatoes and garlic to crock pot along with fresh cracked pepper.Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.If you wish, take an immersion blender and blend the sauce a 2-3 seconds to break t