This slow cooker marinara sauce is a recipe I ran across over a year ago at Better Homes and Gardens online, and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s so easy!
Most store bought sauces contain too many additives or preservatives, so making your own is absolutely wonderful. Plus, making it in the slow cooker means you don’t have to slave over the stove. We love having Italian dishes, even in the summer, so making slow cooker marinara sauce helps us keep the house cool.
Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
1 28 ounce can whole italian-style tomatoes, undrained and cut up
2 large carrots, coarsely chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped(optional)
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sugar or 1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons dried italian seasoning(or just oregano or just basil, whatever you have)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
Add all ingredients into slow cooker and turn on low for 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours.
Once done, remove bay leaf.
Use the sauce right away, or let cool. Once cooled, place in tupperware, and freeze for future use.