Crock Pot Marinara Sauce
Recipe type: Slow cooker, sauces
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 15
Quick and easy slow cooker marinara sauce. Makes plenty of sauce to pop in the freezer for quick and healthy weeknight meals. Adapt this recipe to whatever flavors you like or whatever you have on hand. Perfect with almost any Italian dish!
  • 2 cans Peeled Tomatoes or Diced Tomatoes (28 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Fresh or Dried Basil Leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4-6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano (or fresh if you prefer)
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Add 2 cans of whole peeled tomatoes or diced tomatoes to a crock pot.
  2. If you use whole peeled try to mush them up a bit with your hands.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  4. Add 4 to 6 cloves of minced garlic (according to your taste)
  5. Add onion, celery, carrots and green pepper
  6. Mix in red pepper flakes, one bay leaf and oregano.
  7. Roughly chop or tear fresh basil leaves and season well with salt and pepper;.
  8. Let simmer on low for about 6 hours.
  9. Discard the bay leaf.
  10. Remove sauce from heat and add to a food processor until you get the consistency you like.
  11. Serve immediately or pop in the freezer.
Recipe by My Frugal Adventures at