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**Slow Cooker Pasta and Eggplant Sauce

Slow Cooker Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

  • Cooking Time:

    7–8 hours on Low or 3 1/2–4 hours on High
  • Servings:



8 oz. sausage, hot Ital­ian, bulk
1 egg­plant, medi­um
28 oz. toma­toes, Ital­ian-style whole peeled toma­toes in puree, cut up, canned
8 oz. mush­rooms, fresh crem­i­ni and/or but­ton, sliced
6 oz. toma­to paste, can Ital­ian-style
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. wine, dry red
6 cloves gar­lic, minced
1/2 c. oregano, assort­ed snipped fresh herbs (such as basil, oregano, thyme, and/or Ital­ian [flat-leaf] pars­ley)
1/3 c. Kala­ma­ta, olives, pit­ted or oth­er Ital­ian olives, sliced
Salt and ground black pep­per (option­al)
6 c. pas­ta, penne, hot cooked (or pas­ta that you have on hand)
1/4 c. cheese, Parme­san, grat­ed or shred­ded
2 T. nuts, pine, toast­ed (option­al)

Slow Cook­er Pas­ta with Egg­plant Sauce is one of those dish­es you will want to serve to your spe­cial guests… So GOOD!

  1. Cook Sausage until brown in a skil­let over medi­um-high heat until brown.
  2. Drain fat from Sausage.
  3. Peel egg­plant, cut­ting egg­plant into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Com­bine sausage, egg­plant, toma­toes in puree, mush­rooms, toma­to paste, onion, wine, and gar­lic in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cook­er.
  5. Cov­er. Cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3–1/2 to 4 hours.
  6. Stir in herbs and olives. If desired, sea­son to taste with salt and pep­per.
  7. Pre­pare pas­ta as direct­ed on pack­age approx­i­mate­ly 20 min­utes before you are ready to serve!

Serve egg­plant mix­ture over hot cooked pas­ta. Sprin­kle with cheese and, if desired, pine nuts.

Option­al: To make veg­e­tar­i­an omit the sausage!

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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