There is nothing like homemade spaghetti sauce. This year, I planted 16 tomato plants in my garden in hopes of getting an abundance of tomatoes. They’re producing well, but not necessarily prolific. However, I had enough to make this awesome crockpot spaghetti sauce!
Why the crockpot, you might ask? Well, I’ve had a huge bucket of tomatoes sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be made into sauce for a few days. This morning, we were rushing around trying to get ready to head out to our church’s kids’ camp, and I was thinking, “I wish I could just come home to spaghetti sauce!” Normally, I would blanch the tomatoes and peel off the skins before I make sauce. But I was pressed for time, so I thought, “I’m just going to throw these tomatoes in to the crockpot whole, add in some spices, and hopefully it turns out!” And you know what? It toooooootallly did. It was so good, my 5-year-old daughter said, “Are you putting this on your blog? You have to put this on your blog!”
So, friends, I won’t make you wait any longer! Here is my crockpot spaghetti sauce!
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||240 minutes|
- ~20 tomatoes
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1 poblano pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 TBSP Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 TBSP salt
- 6 oz canned tomato paste
- Add everything except the tomato paste to a crockpot.
- Stir together, then cook on low for at least 4 hours (mine cooked for 8).
- When ready to eat, add in tomato paste and using an immersion blender, blend until desired consistency is achieved (my kids all like it smooth).
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We just had a bbq for a large group and had a TON of sliced tomatoes left. I was so delighted to find this simple way of using them. They are in my crockpot as we speak! Thank you!!
Scott Zuhr says
I am basically a lazy and untrained cook for our family. I tried this recipe and it was great. I did not use the pepper listed I used a sweet green pepper. I added fresh basil, and pieces of raw onion. I also cut bank on the garlic by one clove and used sea salt . It tastes great and was very easy.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I have mine cooking now and it smells amazing!