Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara – Real Food Whole Life Print
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Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara


Make your own pasta sauce at home the easy way with this simple recipe for Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara. You’ll love the homemade flavor, how easy it is to prepare, and that there’s none of the processed stuff!



1 medium onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely minced or grated

2 28-oz cans crushed, fire-roasted tomatoes*

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided (optional)

½1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, stir together the onions, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, and salt.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  3. Add an additional ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, stirring to combine. Taste and add additional salt if you like.


* For a chunkier texture, use 1 28-oz can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes and 1 28-oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes.

While the smoked paprika adds a depth of flavor to this sauce, you may omit it if you don’t have it on hand.

Serve the fire-roasted marinara over whole wheat pasta, gluten-free pasta, zoodles, or as a sauce for fish or chicken.

Store leftovers of the sauce in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to five days, or in the freezer for up to three months.