I am not an Italian. But I eat like one. Carbs are my fav. Carnivore loves them, too! Baby Omnivore asks for noodles for breakfast. We all agree on something!!
I have taken a few slow cooker marinara recipes, switched a few things around, and have perfected my own version. It takes 8 hours to cook, on low, and your house will smell glorious. Then, let it cool, store them in mason jars, and you've got sauce for the next couple weeks. Baby Omnivore loves to open the cans and help stir! It is so easy!
The Vegan and The Carnivore's Slow Cooker Marinara
Combine in Slow Cooker:
(use a crockpot liner--makes clean up a breeze!)
2 (28 ounce) cans of crushed tomatoes or 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 (28 ounce) can of marinara (Trader Joe's green can is my fav)
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 T minced garlic
1 T dried basil
1/2 T dried oregano
1 T brown sugar
1 T balsamic vinegar
5 shakes of dried onion
3 shakes of dried chopped bay leaves, plus 2 whole bay leaves (keep close to the top)
1/2 T red pepper flakes
3/4 cup water
optional: 1 medium onion (I omit onion, sub with dried onion, since we aren't an onion loving family)
Let cook for 8 hours on low. Add salt, remove whole bay leaves, and serve (or cool for storage).
Yum!! So much flavor!!
I use this sauce for:
Angel Hair and Marinara (egg free noodles)
Baked Chicken Parmesan
Baked Goat Cheese appetizer (great for entertaining)
Add greek yogurt or Tofutti cream cheese to make a creamy red sauce
Simmer with meatballs or soy meatballs