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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce

If you are looking for a Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce, to take the place of jarred sauce from your local grocery store,  take a look at this recipe. Made the easy way, in your slow cooker. 


Keeping a jar or two of good quality marinara sauce in the pantry, is a good idea, especially for those busy times. Because let's face it, we still need dinner no matter how busy everyone is. Or how hot the weather may have been that day. But the truth is I would rather make my own. 

Jars of sauce can also be a bit expensive. Most commercial jars of sauce contain 2 1/2 - 3 cups in volume. This recipe for Quick and Easy Marinara makes enough for 3 packages of sauce. And at about half the price! Plus you get to choose your favorite ingredients. 



Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce is delicious, and yet not overpowering in any way. Which is really the success of jarred sauces. And now, you can make your own! The best part? Put the ingredients in the slow cooker and go about your day. This is one of those perfect multi-tasking recipes we all need...

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • canned tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • onion
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • oregano
  • basil
  • brown sugar, our recipe is found here.
  • salt 
  • ground pepper
You will also need the following:
  • slow cooker
  • skillet
  • stirring spoon
  • stick blender
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup
Now we are ready to begin!


Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce, a slow cooker recipe
by the seat of my pants!
makes enough for three containers of sauce, to tuck into the freezer 

4 14 -16 oz. cans of diced tomatoes Or 2 quarts of home-canned tomatoes
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 c water
1 medium-sized onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 T olive oil
2 t oregano
4 t basil
1 T brown sugar
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until transparent and beginning to soften, do not brown. 



Add to the bottom of a 4 qt slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover, and cook on low for 8 hours.


How to make Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce, in your slow cooker.

Using a stick blender (or carefully in batches in a standard blender) puree until evenly textured. Let cool, package, and freeze for future meals.

Storage options for Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Freeze as directed for longer storage times and convenience. Let thaw in the refrigerator, use it within three days. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce, a slow cooker recipe
by the seat of my pants!
makes enough for three containers of sauce, to tuck into the freezer 

4 14 -16 oz. cans of diced tomatoes Or 2 quarts of home-canned tomatoes
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 c water
1 medium-sized onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 T olive oil
2 t oregano
4 t basil
1 T brown sugar
1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until transparent and beginning to soften, do not brown. 

Add to the bottom of a 4 qt slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover, and cook on low for 8 hours.

Using a stick blender (or carefully in batches in a standard blender) puree until evenly textured. Let cool, package, and freeze for future meals.

Storage options for Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. Freeze as directed for longer storage times and convenience. Let thaw in the refrigerator, use it within three days. 

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  1. Sounds tasty! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared on social media.

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.

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  2. I always think of marinara as seafood but I know it isn't.

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    1. Marinara has changed in recent years, starting out as a quick sauce cooked to feed the hungry mariner as he returned from sea.

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  3. Great sauce, I really enjoy a simple marinara! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. I'm running behind!! Thanks so much for sharing at the What's for Dinner party last week. Hope to see you there this week too!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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