spaghetti sauce in the crock pot

United States
November 30, 2012 12:20pm CST
I am having a crazy day today and need to be out all afternoon. I really want spaghetti for supper since I have a race in the morning. Do you think I could put the ingredients to my homemade spaghetti sauce in the crock pot before I leave so I only have to cook the noodles when I get home this evening? Anyone every tried it?
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
30 Nov 12
I always used to make my spagetti sauce that way. I would make a large batch, then divide it and freeze some for future meals. Worked out great.
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• United States
30 Nov 12
I need to steal your idea because I eat a lot of pasta and spaghetti. That would be very handy since I always eat pasta before a race but do not always have time to cook a big pot. I may try that next time! Thanks!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
1 Dec 12
You are very welcome!!!!!
• United States
1 Dec 12
You may have already gone on your race and this response will be too late for this time. My internet kept going off. I cook everything, and I mean absolutely almost everything in my crock pot. I do not feel up to making my supper when I get off work, so if I start a meal in the morning when I have the most energy, then when I get home from work I just pull up a chair and enjoy my preparation. Actually I think you could put the pasta (I would use elbow mac) in the crock pot along with the cooked meat and sauce and you should have pasta (on high) in about two hours or (on low) about four hours. I would gues that the water to pasta ratio would be similar to that for rice 1:2???
• United States
1 Dec 12
My daughter suggested putting the pasta in with the sauce to cook, but I haven't had much luck with that before. The sauce wasn't too bad, I want to try it again sometime though. I used to use the crock pot a lot as well when I worked outside the home. Thanks!
@Fishmomma (11423)
• United States
1 Dec 12
I haven't cooked sauce for spaghetti in my crock pot; however, think it would be helpful when I'm really busy that day. My crock pot gets used the most to cook stew and soups. I can put it in the pot and it will be ready at dinner time.
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• United States
1 Dec 12
I use mine for soups and stews mostly too. I used to use it for beans a lot until I got a pressure cooker. I use that for cooking all my beans now. It's much faster and they are cooked to a better consistency than what I could get in the crock pot!
@marguicha (105843)
• Chile
30 Nov 12
The best sauces for pasta are those that you let simmer for hours. It seems that all the flavours blend to perfection. By all means, do it. And tell us about it later. YUMMY!!!
• United States
30 Nov 12
I suppose that is true. I usually just start mine before I cook the pasta. It's always good but I do not let it cook too long maybe about 30 minutes all together. I'll have to see how it tastes after simmering for a few hours!
@GardenGerty (105191)
• United States
30 Nov 12
It sounds ideal. I have read these recipes. We do not eat pasta, but I have cooked down things that require long slow cooking. I make yogurt in my crockpot all of the time.
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• United States
30 Nov 12
Well, I never heard of making yogurt in a crock pot. I have cooked a lot of things in them just never any spaghetti sauce. I have a big recipe book for cooking in a slow cooker, maybe I should dig it back out and see if they have any ideas!
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
30 Nov 12
I love to do that... here in mexico we put it all in crock pot and let it go for 4-5 hours. Its make great sauce. Give it a try.
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• United States
30 Nov 12
I have heard it's better for it to simmer for awhile. I usually just cook it before I start my pasta so it gets some time to cook before they are ready! Thanks! How does your sauce come out and what all do you put in it?