Slow-Simmered Marinara Sauce

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Diced tomatoes simmered in a slow cooker with Italian seasonings for an easy marinara sauce Recipe developed by SPC Custom Publishing Photography provided by SPC Custom Publishing

  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 large = 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cans (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz each) OR 1 carton (14.8 oz) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (12 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

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  1. Combine onion, garlic, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, oregano, sugar and pepper flakes in 4- or 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours. Makes 2-1/2 quarts. Serve with pasta, if desired.
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Boocruiser April 28, 2015

I agree. Sweeting the onions and garlic in a little olive oil first gave it a depth of flavor. It's great for all dishes pasta,fish, meats. I have tried it on all and had no complaints. That's a first,better than any jar sauce and less expensive.

Josavi February 05, 2014

The sauce was very tasty and good by itself, but I am gonna use it as a base for other dishes as well. I actually didn't have 4 cans of tomatoes, just one so I used 4 can tomato sauce. I also cooked the onion and garlic in olive oil first before adding other ingredients. My family loves it!

GoBlue January 02, 2013

had wonderful flavor and was easy to make, I will continue to use this recipe...can't wait to share it with others!

alwayscookin July 14, 2012

I love love love this recipe. It is so easy to make and the flavor is wow! The only change I made was to cook the onions and garlic in a pan with a small amount of olive oil. This really developed more flavor.

jojo January 25, 2012

this is a great marinara recipe

mmcnutt January 25, 2012

very easy to make, who needs to buy jarred tomato sauce?