Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Cook up a savory slow cooker spaghetti bolognese packed with a rich tomato sauce and beef! It’s a delectable Italian dish slow-cooked to tender perfection.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 4garlic cloves,crushed
  • 2onions,diced
  • 2lbground beef
  • 1cupred wine,like cabernet sauvignon, or merlot, or chicken or beef broth
  • 28oztomato,(2 cans), crushed
  • 4tbsptomato paste
  • 3beef bouillon cubes,crushed
  • 2tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 3tspdried oregano
  • 2tspdried thyme leaves
  • 3dried bay leaves
  • 2tspred pepper flakes,optional
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper

For Pasta:

  • ½lbspaghetti,dried


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion, then cook for around 7 minutes until translucent and sweet. Transfer the vegetables to the slow cooker.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same skillet, then increase heat to high. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up in pieces, until browned. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker.

  3. Return the skillet to the stove, turn the stove down to medium, then add the red wine.

  4. Bring to a simmer, then scrape all the brown bits off the bottom of the skillet into the wine. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.

  5. Add the tomato, tomato paste, bullion cubes, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker.

  6. Cook on Low for 6 hours.

  7. Bring a large pot of water to boil, then cook the spaghetti until just before al dente or still slightly firm. Remove 1 mug of the water from the pot, then drain the pasta.

  8. Return the pasta to the pot, then add 2½ to 3 cups of Bolognese Sauce, plus ½ cup of the reserved pasta water.

  9. Toss gently over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and coats the spaghetti.

  10. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 494.07kcal
  • Fat: 26.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.24g
  • Trans Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.06g
  • Fiber: 3.40g
  • Sugar: 6.30g
  • Protein: 25.19g
  • Cholesterol: 80.57mg
  • Sodium: 740.67mg
  • Calcium: 67.44mg
  • Potassium: 805.60mg
  • Iron: 4.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 56.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.61mg
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