This easy homemade turkey spaghetti sauce can be made in the slow cooker or in a dutch oven and is rich and chunky with mushrooms, onions, turkey and sausage.
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Can I make spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker or Instant Pot?
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Easy Homemade Turkey Spaghetti Sauce
- 1 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 lb ground sausage optional
- 1 lg onion chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- 3-4 28 oz cans tomato sauce
- 12 oz tomato paste
- 1 1/2 Tbsp basil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp oregano
- 3 bay leaves
- 3 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin, divided
- In a large pot like a dutch oven, add 1 Tbsp olive oil to pan. Add both the meats and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat into small pieces. Remove meats from pan.
- To the same pan add the remaining 2 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté garlic, onion, and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes until translucent.
- Return the meat mixture to the dutch oven with the mushroom and onion mixture. Then mix in tomato paste to mixture.
- Add tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and bay leaves and mix thoroughly.
- Simmer for 3-4 hours on low stirring occasionally.
- Before serving pull out bay leaves they have an extremely strong flavor and biting into one is a super nasty surprise.
To use the Instant Pot to make spaghetti sauce
- Use the saute function, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and brown the meats until they are no longer pink. Remove the meats from the insert.
- Saute the garlic, mushrooms and onions with 2 Tbsp olive oil for 4-5 minutes. Return the meats to the pan. Add the tomato paste and mix thoroughly.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Put on the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on manual pressure HIGH for 10 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 5 minutes before moving the valve to venting.
To use the slow cooker to make spaghetti sauce
- Follow the above steps for cooking on the stove. Once you have mixed the tomato paste with the meat pour the mixture into your slow cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 4-5 hours.