Crockpot Homemade Tomato Sauce

So I’ve had a HUGE bowl of tomatoes sitting on my counter for about a week and a half. I have accumulated them from the store, and people bringing in tomatoes from their gardens to my 2 jobs. I never turn down fresh produce!! I’ve been meaning to have a cooking day, but with the wedding coming up so fast (24 days!!) I haven’t had time to make pasta sauce.

Today, I finally broke down and looked online for a recipe for me to use my crockpot! I LOVE THE CROCKPOT and this recipe is so easy. I have tasted it a little bit but oh my gosh my house smells absolutely amazing!

When it’s done boiling down to the right consistency I’m going to freeze it to use later on. You can also add some pesto to it, boil it down a little more and use it as pizza sauce which is SO yummy!

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Crockpot Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs tomatoes, washed
  • 2 cloves garlic (I used about 5…. I love garlic)
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 basil leaves (I used fresh from my garden, or you could do 1.2 tsp dried)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

Put all ingredients in crockpot (the tomatoes can go in whole!) Cook on low for about 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Once the tomatoes have broken down. Put the tomatoes and juice in a food processor and blend until smooth (or whichever consistency you want.)

Now, you could put it back in the crockpot and cook uncovered until it reaches the desired consistency. I put it on the stove to it would boil off faster. either way, let it cook until it has reached the consistency you would like for your sauce!

Yummy

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Crockpot Homemade Tomato Sauce

  1. I just made something like this last night, but not via slow cooker. I blended the tomatoes before cooking them. Does it boil down to preference? (Ha, pun!) Or is there a reason to cook them before blending? Mine was pretty thin, but again, I didn’t slow cook it. Just wondering. I’m probably going to try this next.

    • I honestly cooked them in the crockpot because I had to go to work and needed it done! It was thin after they first cooked down. After I blended it I put it in a soup pot and kept it boiling on medium heat until the extra juice evaporates out. It’s now a thicker consistency.

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