Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

Crock Pot Marinara Sauce: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

When I decided to make a Homemade Spaghetti Sauce I got lucky with the first recipe I tried. Not only was it a keeper but it was made in the crock pot which made the recipe even better. So when I needed to find a homemade marinara sauce I decided to start with a crock pot recipe, but unfortunately it was not a keeper. It took several different recipes, including a stove top one, before I found one that was a keeper. Thankfully it is made in the crock pot and makes a big batch, which makes my life easier.

Crock Pot Marinara Sauce


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil, over medium high heat.
  2. Add in diced garlic and diced onions, cooking until tender.
  3. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to crock pot.
  4. Add in all the remaining ingredients to the crock pot, stirring to mix.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

If you like your marinara sauce smooth, use an immersion blender or transfer in batches to a regular blender and puree until smooth.

Yields: about 2- 28 ounce portions
Calories: 258
Total Fat: 5.1g
   Saturated: 0.8g
   Polyunsaturated: 1.5g
   Monounsaturated: 2.9g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 49.9mg
Potassium: 2,126.3mg
Total Carbs: 50.5g
   Dietary Fiber: 11.5g
   Sugars: 32.3g
Protein: 8.6g
Vitamin A: 136.6%
Vitamin C: 182%
Calcium: 14.1%
Iron: 19.7%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from First Home Love Life.
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