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Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

Crock Pot Pasta Sauce is so easy to make and has so many uses. Plus, it will make your home smell delicious. Cooking this sauce in the crock pot gives it so much flavor since it can easily cook much longer than if it was on the stove top.

Also, because this is a homemade sauce you can control so many of the variables. This recipe is added sugar free, vegan and vegetarian!

crock pot pasta sauce

How to make Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

This recipe could not be easier to make. Simply gather all of the ingredients and combine them in the crock pot. Set the crock pot to low and cook for 4-8 hours on low. If you are around while the sauce is cooking, I recommend stirring it every couple hours, however if you are not then don’t worry about it!

The ingredients you will need are (scroll down for recipe):

  • Canned crushed tomatoes- I get the ones with no other ingredients except for tomatoes. There are many different varieties but I like to add my own seasoning.
  • Canned tomato sauce- Again, this will have just one ingredient. Make sure there is no added sugar or seasoning.
  • Tomato paste- This ingredient helps to add a lot of strong flavor to the sauce because it is so condensed. Be sure to get the plain variety.
  • Italian seasoning- dried spices will work perfectly in this recipe because of the cooking time.
  • Chopped garlic- There is an amount in the recipe however feel free to add as much as you prefer! There is no such thing as too much garlic in my opinion!
  • Salt and pepper- add these during cooking or at the end to your taste.

Now that you have all of this delicious sauce… what should you do with it?

How to use Pasta Sauce

This pasta sauce has so many uses! Here are a few of my favorite ways to use this versatile sauce:

Need some more ideas? Check out this list of 50 Things to Make with Pasta Sauce!

Storage Tips

This recipe makes a pretty big batch of sauce. Any leftover should be cooled and then stored in the refrigerator. Use the sauce within a week or freeze it! Sauce will freeze well and can be used after defrosted and reheated.

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crock pot pasta sauce

Crock Pot Pasta Sauce

Yield: about 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Simple crock pot pasta sauce has so many uses plus it is added sugar free, vegan, and vegetarian!

Ingredients

  • 2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 28 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 12 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot.
  2. Stir well to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 4-8 hours. If able, stir every couple hours.
  4. Serve as desired.

Notes

Leftover sauce can be stored in the refrigerator but should be used within 1 week. Sauce can also be frozen to use later.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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