Crockpot recipes
Pasta Sauce With Sausage And Sun-Dried Tomatoes
1Olive oil -- as needed
1 pound mild Italian sausage links
1 medium onion -- chopped
1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 small carrot)
1 sweet bell pepper (use red or yellow)
1 medium yellow summer squash or zucchini -- seeded, and
chopped about 1/2" pieces)
2 garlic cloves -- minced
4 fresh basil leaves - (to 6) -- chopped
6 sun-dried tomatoes -- diced
1 small can tomato paste - (6 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes - (15 oz) -- undrained
1 tablespoon water

Brown sausage on all sides in a little olive oil; add onions and saute until onions are slightly browned. Slice sausage; place in the crockpot with the onion. Add remaining ingredients; cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH (you may need a little more water if you cook it on HIGH).

If the sauce is a too thick, add a little more water. I sometimes add an extra tablespoon or 2 of water and a tablespoon of dry Alfredo sauce mix.

This recipe yields sauce for 4 servings.

Comments: A colorful tomato-based pasta sauce sweetened with fresh basil and shredded carrots.


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