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Slow Cooker Spinach Marinara Sauce

Rated as 3.56 out of 5 Stars

"Veggie packed pasta sauce prepared in the slow cooker! Note -- this is a very sweet and spicy tomato sauce so adjust the seasonings (salt, pepper and garlic) to suit your taste!"
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Ingredients

5 h 15 m servings 176 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine olive oil, onion, garlic, carrot, spinach, tomato paste, mushrooms, salt, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, bay leaves and tomatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir, reduce heat to low and cook for 1 to 2 hours more.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 176 calories; 8.2 g fat; 25.1 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 2418 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A great recipe for the slow cooker. After reading some of the reviews, I too decided to cut down on the herbs. Instead of using tablespoons, I used teaspoon measurements. It was awesome and w...

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this recipe is decent for a shopping list. the first time i followed the recipe exactly, but the onions and garlic never broke down and melded with the other flavors. the second time I sauteed...

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this recipe is decent for a shopping list. the first time i followed the recipe exactly, but the onions and garlic never broke down and melded with the other flavors. the second time I sauteed...

A great recipe for the slow cooker. After reading some of the reviews, I too decided to cut down on the herbs. Instead of using tablespoons, I used teaspoon measurements. It was awesome and w...

Not good, the spinach, carrots, and mushrooms are a good idea however the recipe calls for too much tomato paste and not enough crushed tomatoes. There was too much cracked red pepper and not e...

What a good recipe! I did cut the amounts of salt, pepper and garlic in half. I layered it with lasagna noodles and cheese - the "hot spinach lasagna" was a hit.

This was a great sauce that I will definitely be making again. I reduced the salt, oregano, and basil to 1 tbsp; the red pepper to 1/2 tbsp; and the tomato paste to 1 (12-oz) can. It was very ...

Some of the reviews weren't good, so I wasn't expecting much, but this was pretty tasty. I did, though, adjust the recipe based on suggestions. Didn't add salt, added less oregano, then fresh ba...

This was pretty good. I let out the Olive Oil, really didn't see a point to it. I let the sauce cook for about 3 hours on low, and then added 2 chicken breasts, and continued cooking for about 5...

Excellent! Everyone loved it. Absolutely THE BEST marinara sauce I've ever had... BY FAR! It was definitely worth the effort.

I used caution with the spices, figuring that you can always add, but you can't take away. My sauce turned out delicious, but I went very easy on the spice: I added no salt, but I did sprinkle ...