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You may be used to making Bolognese with ground beef, but a mixture of pork shoulder and sweet Italian sausage sets this version apart from any other you’ve tried before. And the best part? Unlike more traditional recipes, you don’t have to stand over the stove all afternoon. Instead, nearly all of the ingredients simmer together in the slow cooker while you go about your day. All you need to do is make a quick batch of spaghetti, and top with parsley and a heavy hand of Parmesan cheese. Bonus points for transforming a baguette into delicious garlic bread for sopping up any extra sauce in your bowl.

Emily Nabors Hall


Credit: Gentl & Hyers

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
9 hrs 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the pork, salt, and pepper in a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker. Add the sausage, onion, garlic, wine, tomatoes, tomato puree, tomato paste, and rosemary. Cover and cook on low until the pork is tender, 8 to 9 hours. Discard the rosemary. To serve, top the pasta with the Bolognese, parsley, and Parmesan.


Nutrition Facts

653 calories; fat 26g; saturated fat 9g; cholesterol 119mg; sodium 993mg; protein 44g; carbohydrates 58g; sugars 9g; fiber 5g; iron 6mg; calcium 91mg.