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Slow Cooker 5-Ingredient Fire Roasted Marinara

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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!
Servings 6
Calories 62


  • 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)
  • ½-1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In a 6-quart slow cooker, stir together the onions, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, and salt.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • 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.
Nutrition information for sauce only.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg