I have been meaning to make a slow cooker tomato sauce recipe for a long time and just kept pushing it aside. With veggies being zero points it is easy to make one up to save on points when making recipes that call for pasta sauce. I also wanted to sneak as many vegetables into it that I could as I have a love hateย relationship with veggies, meaning I love to hate them ๐Ÿ˜‰ This sauce was so simple to make and tasted delicious, I know when it comes to pasta sauce they are a dime a dozen with different recipes out there but I thought why not throw one on my blog that I have given a big two thumbs up to!

Homemade vegetable tomato sauce

Drizzle
0SP blue, green & purple, 0PP
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2- 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 5.5 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper 1 tsp of each or to taste
  • 1/4 cup franks hot sauce *optional if you want a little spice to it, I added it and it was just enough zest but not too spicy

Instructions
 

  • Turn crock pot to low and put all your ingredients in.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • I used a hand food chopper to dice all of my veggies so they were nice and small.
  • Makes 12- 1 cup servings, the only ingredient with points is the tomato paste, mine was 3SP for the small can, so each 1 cup serving of this sauce is zero points.
  • Store in mason jars
  • *Cover the jars with at least 1-inch of water. Bring to a rolling boil and process for 15 minutes (20 minutes for altitudes 1000 to 6000 ft, 25 minutes above 6000 ft). Then turn off heat and let the jars sit in the hot water for 5 minutes (these are the directions I used when storing in mason jars and I found it on google, this is once you have filled them with the sauce and sealed)

Notes

Freestyle- 0 smart points
Smart Points- 0 SP
Points Plus- 0PP
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories.. 54...Fat 0.2g...Sat fat 0g...Carbs 12.1g...Fiber 3.9g...Sugar 6.5g...Protein 2.6g *note- veggies still have calories etc so yes if you enter these number into your WW calculator you will get a point value, but we know that all veggies have a zero point value *Nutri info using My Fitness pal

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35 Comments

  1. Marlane Parris Reply

    I tried this 2 days ago and it is fabulous!! My husband also loves it. I prepared it in the evening and let it cook on low all night. Great smell to wake up to!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Awesome, so glad you both enjoyed it, it really does smell amazing doesn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      I stored in mason jars or you can freeze it, should last for quite awhile

  2. Jessica Maurice Reply

    When you say you store in mason Jars do you do anything special to the jars after you put the sauce in it? First time using mason jars for food storage.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jessica, honestly I was a first time mason jar user too haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just stored and sealed in the jars.

        • Drizzle Reply

          Hi Jessica, I just added an update to that recipe, I just used google to find out that, about 15 minutes is what I did

        • This might be a silly question, but what type of peppers do you use? Iโ€™ve never made a sauce like this before! Thanks!!

          • Drizzle

            Hi, I typically use green and red peppers but any will work

  3. This looks delicious! Just wondering – how many mason jars did you need for one batch of the sauce?

  4. Just wondering if you would puree this? My little guy is texture picky but this would be great for adding more veggies to our sauce! For me: if I puree it would you still consider a cup as zero? Or should I add some points?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes you can definitely puree it, and I would still give it a zero point value

  5. You can eat it on spaghetti squash and the entire meal is zero points! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle Reply

      You sure can ๐Ÿ™‚ great option for when you might want to spend more points on another meal

  6. Could you freeze the sauce instead? Don’t want to have to boil jars etc.

  7. Do mason jars need to be refrigerated or can they be stored in cupboard?

    • Drizzle Reply

      If you have sealed them correctly then cupboard is fine

  8. Sally Scordino Reply

    I made this and it is delicious. I put into mason jars and straight to the freezer. I thaw it in the fridge and it has been fine. I also use for pizza sauce on Flatout thin flatbread crust. Delish!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sally, so glad you are enjoying the sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I don’t have a crock pot- is it possible to make this on a stove top?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yes I don’t see why not, I’d leave it on low heat for a few hours to give the veggies time to cook and soften

  10. I canโ€™t wait to try this! It sounds so yummy! This may be a silly question but I have never worked with mason jars before! Why do you have to do the boiling thing? Can mason jars be stored in the freezer? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      You need to seal the jars if you google “mason jar process” you might find other ways.. you can definitely freeze the sauce but you can just put in tupperware or freezer bags

  11. Michelle Merlino Reply

    Please tell me this sauce has flavor! I’ve tried other zero points sauce recipes on other sites and feel like they are really lacking flavor….

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Michelle, I think it does but we all have different taste buds, I say give it a go and you can always throw in extra seasonings/spices ๐Ÿ™‚

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