Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
JenniferM | On 25, May 2012
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to plan out how to use all of those tomatoes that we’ll surely have. My husband goes a bit overboard when planting tomatoes (as in 50 plants at a minimum), and when we do not have a garden, such as this year, we are always given tons of tomatoes from my mom and my mother-in-law. Although we do home can our own pasta sauce and pizza sauce, we usually have a lot of tomatoes lying around and I always struggle to figure out what to do with the rest (one can only eat so many tomato sandwiches!).
The ingredients for this Slow-Cooker Marinara Sauce is very similar to the recipe we use when home canning our sauces during the summer, so you can use this sauce on your favorite pasta, on chicken or even on JenniferE’s Mini Pita Pizzas.
I store my sauce in quart jars in the fridge when there is any left over (not usually), but you can use any type of sealed container. Also, if you like a little kick in your sauce, like my husband does, you can add a diced banana pepper or jalapeno pepper when you blend the first three ingredients.