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Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce

  • Cooking Time:

    6 - 8 hours on Low or 3 - 4 hours on High
  • Servings:



2 c. zucchini, shredded
4 oz. mushrooms, chopped
5 tomatoes, medium, diced, fresh
1 bay leaf
1/4 c. parsley, fresh, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
16 oz. tomato sauce, canned
1/2 onion, medium, chopped
2 T. tapioca, quick-cooking
1 lb. turkey sausage or lean ground beef, browned and drained (optional)

Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce has all the flavor you would expect from a great Italian recipe! Serve on top of your favorite pasta and with warm bread!

1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT meat in a slow cooker. Stir well to combine.

2. Cover and Crock on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

3. Stir and add browned meat, if desired.

4. Season to taste and serve over your favorite pasta.

NOTE: Eliminate the Sausage or Meat and you have a Vegetarian recipe!

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Note: Nutritional information includes the turkey sausage. Calories reduced to 70 per serving when eliminating meat!

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