Recipe of the Day: Zesty Crock Pot Tomato Sauce with Pasta

  • Zesty Crock Pot Tomato Sauce with Pasta

    NOTES : You will have to count points for the honey.

    Recipe By : adapted from a recipe by Menu Mailer

    Serving Size : 6

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    30 ounces diced tomatoes -- undrained
    8 ounces fresh mushrooms -- sliced
    6 ounces tomato paste
    1 small onion -- chopped
    2 cloves garlic -- pressed
    2 tablespoons fat-free Parmesan cheese -- grated
    2 teaspoons oregano
    1 tablespoon honey
    1 1/2 teaspoons basil
    salt and pepper -- to taste
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes -- optional
    1 bay leaf
    12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
    1 pound extra lean ground beef -- optional
    1 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese -- shredded, optional

    Put all ingredients, except pasta into crockpot. Stir and cover. (Add the browned meat if you want to now).

    Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours, depending on your crockpot.

    When ready to serve, prepare pasta according to package directions. Discard bay leaf and serve sauce over hot pasta. Top with mozzarella cheese and more Parmesan, if desired.