365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Recipe for Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Recipe for Slow Cooker Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Sauce #zucchini #slowcooker #crockpot
2 cups shredded zucchini
4 oz chopped mushrooms
5 medium tomatoes, diced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
1 lb ground turkey sausage, browned and drained (optional...you could do meatless or you could use some ground beef or whatever you prefer)

1.  Combine all ingredients except meat in slow cooker.  Stir to combine.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
3.  Stir and add in meat.  Season to taste and serve over spaghetti noodles or other pasta of your choice.

Have a massive amount of zucchini you need to use?  I made mine into a pasta sauce that also utilized fresh tomatoes.  I used some delicious turkey sausage but you could make it meatless, if you want.  4 stars.


  1. I think you just planned my dinner!

  2. Did you peel the tomatoes?

  3. no I didn't peel them. But if you want it less chunky, you probably should peel them.

  4. Love this! Easy to make and adds a uniqueness to a favorite of mine - zucchini! It tastes so good I got my nephews to eat zucchini which they usually scowl at. Thank you!

  5. Can I just add the meat with everything else and let it cook instead of browning it in a pan? Trying to really save time!

    1. if you have a lean ground meat you could. Sometimes it turns out with a little bit of weird texture. give it a shot and let me know!