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I was searching for a new tomato-based sauce that I could use on (whole or ground) Italian sausage sandwiches. It was a cold day, so I wanted something that would cook all day, making the house smell great. I like that. Eight or so hours of great smells, culminating in a fantastic sandwich topped with slow cooker marinara sauce.
This slow cooker marinara sauce is a great all-around marinara sauce. Double the recipe and keep some in the freezer. It’s great to have on hand for those nights when you need a simple meal. Great on pasta, sandwiches, pizza, you name it.
Add a bit of dried red pepper flake for a little kick, if you want.
Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker set to low heat.
- Stir and cook 8 hours, stirring every hour or so.
- If the mixture gets too thick add a little water and stir.
- Remove the bay leaves before using.
Nutritional values are approximate.