I have made this spaghetti sauce for years now and really it could not be simpler or healthier for you. No added oil, no added sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or anything bad for you. When you make your own spaghetti sauce you know exactly what is in it and in this one I load it up with healthy veggies. This recipe makes 4 quarts of spaghetti sauce which I use some right away the day I make it and then freeze the rest in quart sized Ziploc brand Twist ‘n Loc containers. And then I have sauce for whatever meal I want right in my freezer.
You can of course cut this recipe in half if you do not want to make so much. But I think it is a frugal and time-saving idea to make a big batch for later.
Also our family likes this sauce chunky. However, when my kids were littler they would balk at the big chunks of veggies so I would just run this in my blender to smooth it out some. Now that the kids are older they don’t mind the veggies. So feel free to blend it up to suit your texture needs. Either way it is still healthy and delicious! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, low-fat, low sugar, low sodium, gluten-free and full of flavor!
Homemade spaghetti sauce filled with veggies is so much healthier than most canned sauces. You know exactly what’s in it when you make it at home. Cooked in the crock-pot folks will never know that you did not slave over a hot stove simmering this delicious sauce!
1 Medium Yellow Onion, Diced
7 Medium Carrots, Diced
2 Large Bell Peppers, Diced
3 Small Zucchini, Diced
2 Cups Mushrooms, Roughly Chopped
6 (14.5 Oz. Cans Crushed Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1 Bay Leaf, Crumbled
3 Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
Prep your vegetables and throw everything into a 6-7 quart sized Crock-Pot.
Stir well to combine.
Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.
If you like a smoother sauce blend sauce in blender or with an immersion blender till desired texture.
Store extra sauce in freezer proof containers for up to 6 months.
Serve size: 1 Cup Calories: 33.8 Fat: 0.3 g Saturated fat: 0 Unsaturated fat: 0 Carbs: 7.8 g Sugar: 3.1 g Fiber: 2.1 g Protein: 1.2 g Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Hi Heidi here, I am a busy mother of 5 children ages 22, 16, 11 and 9 year old twins. I have a passion for cooking and sharing my adventures in the kitchen and in life. In my spare time I also enjoy reading, watching movies, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
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