Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: All Day Simmering Marinara Sauce

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All Day Simmering Marinara Sauce

If you've been reading my blog for any period of time you know I'm a fan of easy, simple meals.  This one falls into that category.  Don't be fooled by the post title All Day Simmering Marinara Sauce.  I did not stand over the stove stirring this pot all day long.

Rather I went to work for a few hours, let the little miss sleep on my chest while I watched old episodes of Oprah, and basically did anything but tend to this sauce.  It is really, a no fuss dish.

I did ponder the many, many things going on between now and Christmas swirling around in my head while trying to focus on Oprah's wisdom, but that is entirely another post all together.  Think a holiday dinner/shopping party my friends and I are throwing, DIY holiday gift projects and our annual holiday baking extravaganza.  A lot going on!

Back to this sauce.  Pour it on everything.  Bread, pasta, veggies, grilled chicken, rubber tires, your morning coffee.  You get the idea, it makes everything taste good.

All Day Simmering Marinara Sauce
28 oz. can tomato sauce
8 oz. can tomato paste
15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried basil
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
pinch of sugar

Place all ingredients in a slow cooker on low.  Cook all day or at least 4-5 hours.

Bookmark this one if you like red sauce!


  1. Yum! I like simple too, especially when it goes in the slow cooker

  2. This sounds wonderful! I'm entirely too accustomed to jarred sauces and this one sounds so simple!

  3. Mmmm I love letting sauces/soups simmer in the slow cooker! Always tastes so much better. This sounds (& looks!) delicious :)

  4. Yummy! I bet it smells great while it's cooking!

  5. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)November 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

    This is so easy! I love that it is done in a slow cooker :-) Thanks for sharing!