Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce
- For sauce, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, sweet peppers, tomato paste, the water, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
- Remove and discard bay leaf. Toss sauce with hot cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, garnish with herb sprigs.
From the Test Kitchen
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For Easy Cleanup
Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
Nutrition Facts (Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce)
- Per serving:
- 308 kcal ,
- 1 g fat
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 636 mg sodium ,
- 64 g carb. ,
- 6 g fiber ,
- 12 g sugar ,
- 11 g pro.