Slow Cooker Bolognese over linguini & zucchini noodles

Slow Cooker Bolognese

Slow Cooker Bolognese is a classic Italian dinner recipe, made easily in your Crock Pot! This Crock Pot dinner is perfect for making easy freezer meals!

Course Main Course, meat
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Crock Pot Bolognese, Slow Cooker Bolognese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 lbs ground beef see notes
  • 27 oz diced tomatoes or tomato sauce or a mix of both one big can or 2 small
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 beef soup bones
  • 1 cup beef bone broth


  1. Chop onion, garlic, celery, and carrot into small pieces and add to the slow cooker.

  2. Add ground beef, diced tomatoes or tomato sauce, sea salt, pepper, bay leaves, beef soup bones, and broth and give it a stir breaking up the ground beef a little. (You can add other spices & herbs, too at this point if you like)

  3. Put on the lid and set the slow cooker to 8 hours on low.

  4. Once the 8-hour cooking time is over, give everything a good stir and finish breaking apart the beef. 

  5. Serve over pasta or in a lasagna. What I like to do is cook some linguini, spiralize some zucchini and then mix both up so I have more vegetables in my meal. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

the more fat, the more tender the meat but also the more the calories. Use fatty, lean or extra lean depending on your preference. The nutritional info is for a bolognese made with lean ground beef.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 647mg18%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1445IU29%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.