Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe

Once you try this Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, you are going to absolutely love it! Don’t let the word bolognese intimidate you because this recipe is so very simple to make.

Plus, the crock pot makes this such an effortless meal! Your house will smell amazing as everything simmers together for a delicious meal.

This is a must try recipe packed with so much flavor!

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

What is spaghetti bolognese?

This is a meat based sauce for Italian recipes. It is a type of thick sauce with meat, tomatoes and spices.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

What to serve with Spaghetti bolognese?

Serve this delicious meal over pasta for the perfect dinner idea. Add a simple side salad and you are set!

Bread is also really good so that you will have something to dip into that amazing sauce.  This meal is amazing with crusty bread. Yum!

You can pick up a loaf of french bread from the bakery or make these easy homemade dinner rolls. So good!

We also love this Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe as well. The kids really like these bread sticks.

If you are eating low carb, skip the bread and pasta and serve it with this Zucchini Noodles Recipe. We have actually been making these for awhile and the entire family loves them.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

You need a good crock pot to make this spaghetti bolognese sauce.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker which is so convenient.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

Tip for crock pot spaghetti bolognese recipe:

This recipe like many calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Let’s make Crock pot spaghetti bolognese recipe!

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

Ingredients for slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe:

  • ground beef
  • onion
  • crushed tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • bay leaf
  • red wine or beef broth
  • spaghetti

How to make slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe?

First, in a large skillet brown the ground beef. Now, if you have a  Ninja Cooking System like I do, just do it all in the same crock pot. 

Add the browned ground beef to the slow cooker. I used a 6 quart slow cooker.

Add in all the other ingredients except the pasta to the slow cooker. Cover and cook.

Stir to combine.

Meanwhile boil your spaghetti until al dente.

You can stir your pasta into your cooked Bolognese sauce or you can serve the sauce on top of a plate of spaghetti.

Notes: We like to top with parmesan cheese.

You can also try slow cooker spaghetti bolognese with jar sauce.

Short on time? You can use jar pasta sauce instead of the tomatoes.  Bolognese in slow cooker with jar sauce is really tasty as well.

Another idea to try is slow cooker bolognese italian sausage!

Try using Italian sausage instead of ground beef. You can also use ground turkey and it is amazing.  In fact, we love this Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese with Zoodles.

There are lots of tasty options for this bolognese recipe.

Try Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe this week.

Whether you try ground beef, ground turkey or Italian sausage, this  bolognese sauce is sure to be a hit. You can try using pasta sauce, crushed tomatoes or spaghetti sauce to make this slow cooker spaghetti bolognese.

Try adding onions carrots and celery or red wine to the slow cooker spaghetti sauce. A dash of red pepper flakes also taste amazing.

Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

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Slow cooker spaghetti bolognese recipe is slow cooked to perfection for the best Italian meal. Enjoy this hearty bolognese sauce for a great weeknight meal. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 825
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef browned
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cans crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 tomato paste (12 oz.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 16 oz spaghetti

Instructions

  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef.
  • Add the browned ground beef to the slow cooker. I used a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Add in all the other ingredients except the pasta to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Meanwhile boil your spaghetti until al dente.
  • You can stir your pasta into your cooked Bolognese sauce or you can serve the sauce on top of a plate of spaghetti.

Recipe Notes

We like to top with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 825kcal, Carbohydrates 86g, Protein 42g, Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 107mg, Sodium 1246mg, Potassium 1871mg, Fiber 9g, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 1325IU, Vitamin C 33.2mg, Calcium 158mg, Iron 9mg

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