I’ve been staring down a slow cooker tomato sauce recipe for ages, mentally adding it to my “to-make” list and then promptly forgetting about it.  But with vegetables being zero points on Weight Watchers, it just made sense to whip up a big batch to save on points for all those future pasta dishes! Plus, there’s the added bonus of sneaking in some extra veggies –  because let’s be honest, sometimes the love for veggies is a bit of a struggle (I totally get the love-hate relationship!). Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce turned out to be a total win!

Super easy to throw together, it simmered away in the slow cooker and emerged as a delicious and flavorful sauce.  I know there are a million and one pasta sauce recipes out there, but this one is definitely a keeper for me – it gets two big thumbs up!  So, if you’re looking for a simple, veggie-packed sauce to elevate your pasta nights (or any other dish that needs a flavorful tomato base!), give this recipe a try!

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

You get pasta sauce full of nutrients and not sugar. 

Unfortunately, many store bought pasta sauces are full of unnecessary sugar, and very little nutritional value. That’s why making your own is so helpful! 

It tastes much better than store bought. 

Most homemade recipes taste better than their store bought counterparts, and this one is no different. Plus, you get the added benefit of the wonderful aroma as it cooks away all day. 

You can vary the veggies so they don’t go to waste. 

Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce can be made with a variety of veggies. It’s a great way to use up any that are about to go bad.

Ingredients you need to make Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce: 

  • 2- 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1- 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1- 5.5 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon of each or to taste
  • ¼ cup franks hot sauce

How to make Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce (step by step): 

  1. Turn on the crock pot to low and put all of the ingredients in.
  2. Cook it on low for 6 hours.
  3. I used a hand food chopper to dice all of my veggies so they were nice and small, but you can always leave the veggies in big chunks, and then puree the sauce once it’s done cooking. 
  4. Makes 12- 1 cup servings. Enjoy! 

Makes 12 (1 cup) servings. Nutrition info for 1 cup: Calories 78,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .1 g,  Carbs 18 g,  Fiber 4.42 g, Sugars 10.6 g, Sodium 638.59 mg, Protein 4 g. 

WW Points For Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce 

  • Canned, crushed tomatoes 0 points
  • Canned, diced tomatoes 0 points
  • Canned tomato paste 4 points
  • Diced onion 0 points
  • Small zucchini diced 0 points
  • Diced carrots 0 points
  • Diced peppers 0 points
  • Garlic cloves diced 0 points
  • Oregano 0 points
  • Basil 0 points
  • Thyme 0 points
  • Bay leaves 0 points
  • Paprika 0 points 
  • Salt and pepper 0 points 
  • Franks hot sauce 0 points

0 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Freestyle- 0 smart points Smart Points- 0 SP Points Plus- 0PP

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • The Franks hot sauce is optional if you like a touch of heat to your sauce. If not, just leave it out! 

Tips and Tricks for Making Homemade Zero Point Tomato Sauce: 

  • Store the sauce in mason jars. Once filled and sealed, 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 the heat and let the jars sit in the hot water for 5 minutes. Or you can use your own “canning” process if you have one. 

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Homemade zero point tomato sauce

By: Drizzle
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes
0SP blue, green & purple, 0PP

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 on the crock pot to low and put all of the ingredients in.
  • Cook it on low for 6 hours.
  • I used a hand food chopper to dice all of my veggies so they were nice and small, but you can always leave the veggies in big chunks, and then puree the sauce once it’s done cooking.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Freestyle- 0 smart points
Smart Points- 0 SP
Points Plus- 0PP
0 Weight Watchers points

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 638.59mgFiber: 4.42gSugar: 10.6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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  1. 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!!

    1. 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

  2. I can’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!

    1. 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

  3. 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….

    1. 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 🙂