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!
Crockpot Homemade Tomato Sauce
- 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
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!