Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Ragu And Bucatini Pasta

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Jan. 23, 2017

The valentine's day is approaching. Here's a meal for two!


Onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , diced
Italian sausage 1 1/2 Pound (Pork or Turkey, Hot or Mild, casings removed)
Green bell pepper 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , diced
Celery 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , diced
Carrots 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , shredded
Crimini mushrooms 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , diced
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , finely diced
Bay leaf 1
Basil 1/4 , chopped
Dried oregano 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Grand diamond all purpose seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Tomato sauce 29 Ounce
Diced tomatoes 15 Ounce
Tomato paste 6 Ounce
Honey 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Bucatini pasta 1 Pound (dry)
Fresh parmesan cheese To Taste



1. Wash, prepare, and chop all of the ingredients. Once the casings are removed from the sausage, break them up into smaller pieces.


2. Place all of the ingredients, except the pasta, into the slow cooker. Stir.

3. Cook the sauce on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

4. Once the sauce is done, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of salt to the boiling water. Boil the pasta for the recommended cooking time.

5. Once done, drain the pasta, do not rinse. (Tip: Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or oil of your choice) or 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sauce to the pasta to keep it from sticking while you prepare the side dishes, if any.)


6. Ladle the desired amount of sauce over the desired amount of pasta. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2294Calories from Fat 959

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.5%

Saturated Fat 36 g180%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2518 mg104.92%

Total Carbohydrates 255 g85%

Dietary Fiber 24 g96%

Sugars 57 g

Protein 95 g190%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet