Recently, I just can’t get enough pizza! There is something about the combination of dough, tomatoes and cheese that is just so good!
This last weekend, I made a pizza sauce in the crockpot. It just cooks on low all day long, and then is ready when you are making the pizza! I love thick, chunky tomato sauce, yum! This really is more of a marinara sauce – so it would be good on pasta, or even as a dipping sauce!
Crock Pot Pizza Sauce
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3 cans (28 oz) whole, peeled, tomatoes
1 can (5 oz) tomato paste
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp oregano
3 bay leaves
2 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
Place the whole tomatoes and tomato paste in the crock pot.
Add in the rest of the ingredients. (Note: garlic power can be substituted for the minced garlic if you like).
Let cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. Every time you stir it, break up the larger tomatoes into smaller pieces.
It will start to thicken – which is what you want. I propped the lid of the crockpot open to let it thicken even more.
Steamy and delicious!
You can blend with an immersion blender if you would like a smoother sauce, or leave chunky!
At the end, you will have a lot of pizza sauce. You can freeze it in smaller portions; however, I chose to can it!
I spent $1.34 per can of the whole tomatoes, and 99 cents for the tomato paste – the other ingredients I had on hand. So, for all of these jars of sauce, I figure it was just over $5. Not too shabby!
I made Biz’s Deep Dish Pizza this week to use our sauce. It was amazing!