Pappardelle with Slow Cook Marinara Sauce and Turkey Meatballs Part 1

by Koko on November 21, 2011 · 5 comments

in Cooking, Main Course, Pasta, Recipe

You know how this Caprese Pasta dish is the my favorite summer meal? Well this Pappardelle dish is my go to fall and and winter meal. I love having hearty dinners during the fall. It must be something to do with the chilly nights and how the sun goes down at 5.

This is a three part dish (pasta, marinara and meatballs), but the best part is that each component of the dish can be made separately. In my house, we make this marinara sauce and freeze it in small quart containers. This way whenever we need some we can thaw it out. Same thing for the meatballs, we make a whole batch and eat them for the whole week (meatball sub anyone?).

Today I bring you my recipe for the Slow Cook Marinara Sauce and tomorrow I’ll post Part 2: the meatballs (Update: you can find the recipe here)! This sauce’s secret is the addition of caramelized onions. They take about 30 minutes on the stove and then you pop those and the rest of your ingredients into the slow cooker for an easy, delicious, freezable marinara!

 

PS, Bentley approves of this dish.

Part 2 (with the meatballs) found here!

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