5 from 1 vote

Homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

Servings 13
Calories 56 kcal
Author Debi


  • 8 cups crushed tomatoes or 2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt if desired
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir well to combine. Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for six hours. Stir the sauce and remove the bay leaves. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and some freshly ground pepper as desired.

Recipe Notes

Makes 13 (½ cup) servings

Adapted from Budget Bytes

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 14.2mg17%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.