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Crockpot Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

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This recipe for Crockpot Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce makes a huge amount! You can serve a crowd, or freeze leftovers in four-serving portions for an almost instant meal any day of the week.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 24 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 12 oz. pkg. frozen ground beef substitute crumbles
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 28 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 12 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation:

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Add beef substitute crumbles and cook 2-3 minutes longer.

Spoon mixture into 6 quart slow cooker and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 7-8 hours until mixture is combined and bubbly. Serve with hot cooked and drained spaghetti pasta and grated Parmesan cheese.

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