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Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

Prep: 10 minutes
Slow Cook: 6 hours 40 minutes • Serves: 8

1-1/2 pounds Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 jars (24 ounces each) favorite pasta sauce
1 can (14.5 ounces) Del Monte diced tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti, broken into thirds
2 cups water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker bowl, combine all ingredients except spaghetti, water and cheese. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low 6 to 7 hours or on high 3-1/2 hours.

2. Add spaghetti and water; stir to combine making sure spaghetti is completely submerged in liquid. Cover and cook on high 40 to 45 minutes longer or until spaghetti is tender. Serve with cheese.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
545 Calories, 22g Fat (8g Saturated), 56mg Cholesterol,
1346mg Sodium, 59g Carbohydrates, 6g Fiber, 21g Protein