It’s been a busy school year for us so far, and one thing I’ve been using A LOT lately is my slow cooker! We have several evenings of driving the kids back and forth to activities, but on Thursdays I usually stay and watch my daughter’s game until 8:30/9 PM, so what we need when we get back home is dinner ready STAT. It’s bad enough eating so late, but at least with my slow cooker ready to go, there’s very little I have to do at that point to get dinner on the table. That’s why I’m excited to share this classic Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese recipe with a food processor (and slow cooker!) shortcut.
I sure do love a bolognese with a mixture of beef and pork, as opposed to an all-beef spaghetti sauce, and this one really hits the spot with the cooler weather we’re finally having here in NC. I served it the other night with a salad and some super quick garlic toast (I spread a thin layer of butter on sandwich bread sprinkled with garlic powder and put it under the broiler in the oven for about a minute). It was devoured by all!
Anyone else been having family dinner at 9 PM this school year? Honestly, if it means we’re all sitting down eating together (and hearing about everyone’s days), I’ll take it … no matter what time of night it is! I know I only have so many more years left of this precious time with my girls.
17 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese”
Looks delicious. Can you freeze it?
Yes, you can freeze the sauce. – Nicole
Looks delicious! Is there anything that I can subsitute for the red wine?
Yes! Try red wine vinegar or beef stock.
Hi! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Where are these adorable bowls from?
Hi, Lisa got them from Crate & Barrel. – Nicole
Is this one 4 Oz package of pancetta or is t 14 Oz pancetta. Is it one 6 Oz can tomato paste or a 16 Oz can tomato paste? Let me know. Looks delish!
It is one 4 oz pancetta package and one 6 oz can tomato paste. – Nicole
What type of red wine would you suggest? Can’t wait to try this!!!
Merlot, Cabernet, or Pinot Noir :) – Nicole
Sounds delicious. Where did you get the adorable bowls?
Lisa got them from Crate & Barrel recently, so they should still be available! – Nicole
Not sure how healthy three kinds of meat are in a meal. I keep hearing mostly veggies and just a tad bit of meat if none is best.
This looks delish! Do you precook the spaghetti when you’re browning the meat?
You would cook your spaghetti right before you want to serve dinner. – Nicole