Fresh, Tangy Tomato Sauce in a Slow Cooker

2013 Jan 24 |  Written by:  | Tags: ,

Summer harvest is here, which means there’s also an abundance of ripe tomatoes in home gardens. Pick them fresh from your garden and cook them to make a tangy tomato sauce.

For best results, cook for 15 hours in the slow cooker. Dice the tomatoes instead of crushing them for some nice small chunks in the sauce. To make this recipe heartier and more savory, add ground beef. You can also add capers or sliced green olives depending on how you’d like to use the sauce.

How do you make your own tomato sauce? We’d love to hear from you!

Tomato Sauce

This tomato sauce recipe is delicious and versatile. Use it for pasta, whole-wheat gnocchi and chicken parmesan or as a dip for calzone.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes


  • 10 roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and crushed
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • A pinch of cinnamon


  1. Put the tomatoes, onion, garlic and olive oil in a slow cooker.
  2. Season with dried oregano and basil, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and cinnamon.
  3. Cover and cook for at least 10 hours on low.
Tomato Sauce
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