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Old 11-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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Pasta in slow cooker?

I am right now into a few hours of cooking red sauce for pasta..

It is very thin like soup...

Can I add spaghetti now to thicken the sauce up?

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #2
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you should cook pasta before you put into sauce. it will soak up liquid, some times a bit much. can always add broth or water
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thin pasta sauce

The next time, put a little handful of instant potato flakes into the sauce. Wait a few minutes, and if it's still too thin, add a bit more. You won't taste them, but they are a wonderful thickener.

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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Clare is spot on with the instant potato flakes. You can't really use pasta to thicken up a sauce as it may end up breaking down the pasta and you end up with a gummy yucky concoction, especially with slow cookers.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:17 PM   #5
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Take the lid off the slow cooker and let some of the liquid evaporate. I wouldn't cook the pasta in the sauce.
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