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Marinara sauce

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

This classic marinara sauce is so easy in the slow cooker.  This makes enough to sauce 4 pounds of pasta, so you can always have some in the freezer! 
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 91kcal



  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until garlic is fragrant and onions are softened.
  • Add tomato paste, tomatoes, bay leaves, sugar, salt and black pepper to slow cooker. Top with onion garlic mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Makes enough to sauce 4 pounds of pasta!


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 24.5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.6mg