Brown sausage, add onions and carrots and saute for 3 minutes
Stir in mushrooms and garlic and saute for 3 minutes
Dump cooked ingredients into the slow cooker.
Add broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and simmer in slow cooker on low for 6 hours
Either pre-cook pasta and add to slow cooker or add to pot last 30 min & turn to high.
Stir in spinach and cook until wilted (right before serving.)
Top with shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty bread
Crockpot Express Cooking Instructions
Follow the above instructions and add all ingredients to the pot except the spinach and pasta. Press Soup/Stew and set timer for 20 minutes. Allow at least 10 minutes NPR and then carefully release any remaining steam. Open the lid and add the spinach and pasta. Close and lock the lid and close the steam release valve again. Press Steam and set time for 4 minutes. Do a quick release after cooking. (Be careful-divert the steam with a cloth or plate to avoid hot splatters!)
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