Tomato Pasta Sauce -Crock-Pot

Prep Time
Cook Time
5h 20m
Ready In

"This is a recipe I played with for a while until I could satisfy both mine and my husband’s taste buds. You can easily change this to a tasty vegetarian tomato sauce by omitting the Italian sausage and pancetta."

Original is 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (348.9 g)
  • Calories 232.1
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1044.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 7.9 g
  • Protein - 9.8 g
  • Calcium - 65.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 48.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

If using Italian sausage, remove from casings and cook in a skillet until no longer pink; drain and set aside.

Step 2

Pour sundried tomatoes and oil they are packed in, in skillet; add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and mushrooms. If using pancetta, add to skillet and sauté until vegetables are tender.

Step 3

Pour into crock-pot and add the tomato juice, crushed tomatoes, red wine, bay leaves, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.

Step 4

If using the Italian sausage option, add to crock-pot at this stage.

Step 5

Cook on high setting for 2 hours then on low setting for an additional 3 hours.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I was not terribly impressed with the pancetta addition with the tomatoes but overall it was tasty. I would leave that out next time if I make it again.


review by:
(9 Sep 2018)


I added everything but the green peppers, and the sauce was very good. The whole house smelled good when I got home from work. I love crockpot meals and will make this again.


review by:
(16 Feb 2014)


This sauce is amazing! I didn't use the pancetta but used the italian sausage. This is a wonderful tasting sauce. Thanks Bea, my whole family thought it was just wonderful. The sundried tomatoes gave this a great taste! I had never thought to use the oil to saute the veggies and I think thats what gave it such a great taste! I will definitely make again! My SIL said this is now her favorite sauce!


review by:
(11 Jan 2012)

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