Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce

Place all the ingredients for this chunky pasta sauce in your slow cooker and forget it while it cooks.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs to 10 hrs (low) 4 to 5 hours (high)
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Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce
Ingredients
1
28 ounce can whole Italian-style tomatoes, cut up and undrained
2
large carrots, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
3
stalks celery, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
large green sweet pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
6 ounce can tomato paste
1/2
cup water
1 1/2
teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2
teaspoons sugar
2
teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
bay leaf
12
ounces dried pasta, cooked and drained
 
Fresh herb sprigs (optional)
Directions
  1. For sauce, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine undrained tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, sweet pepper, tomato paste, water, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaf; discard. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle mixture with cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh herb sprigs. Makes 6 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 308 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 636 mg sodium,
  • 64 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 12 g sugar,
  • 11 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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