Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
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A marinara sauce that is spiced just right can’t be beat. The fact that you can make it and take advantage of a slow cooker at the same time is a real prize.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 5 cups sauce
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove the bay leaves and stir.
  2. Serve hot or let cool for storing.
Storing in the refrigerator:
Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Freeze in 1-pint freezer jars for 5 to 6 months.

Reprinted with permission from "The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook" by Ginny Kay McMeans
Recipe by Ceara's Kitchen at