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Slow Cooker Classic Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce; With this simmering on the slow cooker all day, you won’t be able to resist testing it with a slice of bread over and over again.  It’ll make Nana proud.

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce | Kita Roberts
It all comes down to this – the final Slow Cooker Monday. Spring is here and, even though I use my slow cooker all year round, it will be time for a new ‘theme’ for Monday posts here in the PtS kitchen. Sadly, I have no idea what that theme is yet. It will be a shocker to us both 😉

In the mean time we should recap the slow cooker recipes of the last 13 weeks. If I could find a way to make this into a cheesy sitcom montage I would. Just play some corny music in your head and pretend there are hugs and tears involved. (Chipotle burrito filling, oh how I will miss you).


Slow Cooker Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Dip

Cheeseburger Dip

Slow Cooker Garlic Braised Brisket

Garlic Braised Brisket

Slow Cooker BBQ Mac and Cheese

BBQ Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Nachos

Slow Cooker Nachos

Slow Cooker Asian Sliders

Asian Sliders

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Parmesan Risotto

Slow Cooker Risotto

Slow Cooker Bratwurst Stew

Bratwurst Stew

Slow Cooker Burrito Filling

Burrito Filling

Slow Cooker Thai Wings and Asian Lettuce Cups

Thai Wings and Asian Lettuce Cups

Slow Cooker Hash

Slow Cooker Hash

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce | Kita Roberts

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Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce | Kita Roberts

from Slow Cooker Revolution

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes


  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes, drained
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, snipped


  1. Heat skillet over medium high heat and add oil until shimmering. 
  2. Stir in the onions, garlic, mushrooms, anchovy paste, tomato paste, pepper flakes, and oregano to the pan. 
  3. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is beginning to brown. Stir in the wine and scrape up any browned bits. 
  4. Cook about 5 minutes, until thickened.
  5. Pour the tomatoes and soy sauce into a slow cooker; add the onion mixture. 
  6. Cook on low for 9 to 11 hours.
  7. Stir in the brown sugar and basil. 
  8. Serve immediately or store in airtight containers.


*Because I don't like a chunky sauce and find I can sneak more veggies in if I don't see them, I took my immersion blender to the sauce at the very end just to smooth things out.  I froze my leftovers in ziplock bags


Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce | Kita Roberts

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Wednesday 20th of August 2014

[…] it to marinara sauce that you make from scratch or from […]

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Friday 29th of March 2013

I am determined to use my slow cooker all through the summer. Recipes like this will be perfect for an easy dinner!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

I've got to try this, I've just gotten into slow cooker cooking and I love how easy it is!

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

looks great!!

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Monday 25th of March 2013

Kita, that looks perfect--and so many ways to use it!

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