This sauce recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. It's a family favorite and left-over sauce freezes well. Best when cooked all day in a slow cooker. Since there is no added oil this sauce is fat free.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large slow cooker combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, onion, rosemary, oregano, thyme, parsley, bay leaf and red pepper. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, stir frequently.

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Nutrition Facts

157.5 calories; 8.2 g protein; 35.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2534.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2007
We really liked this sauce! Scaled the dried seasonings down a bit since I am sure the author meant teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Found many of the other reviews to be cruel and out of line so I decided to give this recipe a try regardless of some of the mean spirited reviews. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/17/2003
If I could have put anything lower than 1 star...that would have been more than this recipe deserved. I cannot believe I actually read this recipe and decided to make it because I wanted to do something easy in a slow cooker. This person must have been on some type of hallucination medication...and you know what I am talking about! This was the worst sauce I have ever tasted. Thank goodness I had a jar of Classico sauce in my pantry to save my family for dinner that night. I am warning you....never use this recipe. It is not edible. It's not fit for the bugs that live under my house to eat!! Please...for God's sake....do not make this sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2007
We really liked this sauce! Scaled the dried seasonings down a bit since I am sure the author meant teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Found many of the other reviews to be cruel and out of line so I decided to give this recipe a try regardless of some of the mean spirited reviews. Read More
(51)
Rating: 1 stars
03/17/2003
If I could have put anything lower than 1 star...that would have been more than this recipe deserved. I cannot believe I actually read this recipe and decided to make it because I wanted to do something easy in a slow cooker. This person must have been on some type of hallucination medication...and you know what I am talking about! This was the worst sauce I have ever tasted. Thank goodness I had a jar of Classico sauce in my pantry to save my family for dinner that night. I am warning you....never use this recipe. It is not edible. It's not fit for the bugs that live under my house to eat!! Please...for God's sake....do not make this sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2007
We really liked this sauce! Scaled the dried seasonings down a bit since I am sure the author meant teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Found many of the other reviews to be cruel and out of line so I decided to give this recipe a try regardless of some of the mean spirited reviews. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2004
I made this again using only 1 tablespoon of the spices replaced thyme with basil and then added about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and it was much more to our liking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2003
This sauce is really good. I didn't have a crockpot big enough so I used my Nesco oven and set the temp at 250 degrees and cooked it for about 6 1/2 hours. I then put the sauce in canning jars and processed it for 35 min. I'm looking forward to trying the sauce on pasta! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2003
Yuck! I always try to find one positive because some people cannot take criticism well and I usually find ONE good thing about a recipe. The only GOOD thing about this AWFUL sauce is that my crock pot is finally rid of it. I cannot believe this is a recipe that's been passed on for generations! The spices are so overwhelming and do not blend kindly. This was awful--one spoonfulwas all it took to realize that we weren't having it for dinner that night--or EVER AGAIN! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2009
You do not have do be a semi competent cook to realize that this is a flawed recipe!! shame on you people for even wasting time and ingredients....... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2003
I will not make this again. The slow cooker/crock pot tends to really bring out the taste of dried herbs--it magnified it so that the herbs were overwhelming. We couldn t even eat this. Sorry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2003
This basic spaghetti sauce is a great starting place for someone that isn't sure how to make in the slow cooker. I was surprised at how much flavor the extra spices added. I would not have normally used that much. I did add a little bit of sugar as well since I found the sauce a little bitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This was a great sauce I added some veggies extra onions celary carots red and green peppers it gave it that real fresh home made sauce taste. This sauce freezes and re-heats very well this is a keeper Read More
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