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Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Sausage Ragu

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Turkey Italian sausage medium or hot, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes or 2 cups
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil until hot. Add turkey sausage and cook until browned. Break into pieces as it cooks. Put sausage into the slow cooker.
  • Using the same skillet cook onion, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook until onions are softened.
  • Pour beef broth into the pan to deglaze pan. Make sure to scrap up any brown bits. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce to the slow cooker. Stir ingredients together.
  • Place lid on top, set to low, and cook for 9-11 hours. Mine cooked perfectly at 10 hours. Add salt and pepper to, if needed, to taste.


Make ahead tips
This sauce can be made completely ahead of time and frozen.
You can also prep the ingredients the night before in the crock and store in the refrigerator. In the morning place the crock in the slow cooker and turn on.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g