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Homemade vegetable tomato sauce

June 3, 2018

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 hate relationship with veggies, meaning I love to hate them 😉 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
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Serves: 12
 
0FSSP/SP/PP
Ingredients
  • 2- 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1- 28 oz can 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 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper (1 tsp of each or to taste)
  • ¼ 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
  1. Turn crock pot to low and put all your ingredients in.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. I used a hand food chopper to dice all of my veggies so they were nice and small.
  4. 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.
  5. Store in mason jars
  6. *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

18 Comments

  • Reply Jodi June 4, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I can’t wait to make this!! Thank you 🙂

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Reply Marlane Parris June 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    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 Drizzle June 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Awesome, so glad you both enjoyed it, it really does smell amazing doesn’t it 🙂

  • Reply Elaine June 14, 2018 at 8:07 am

    How do you store this and how long does it last?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

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

  • Reply Jessica Maurice June 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    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 Drizzle June 19, 2018 at 11:22 am

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

      • Reply Jessica June 30, 2018 at 5:14 pm

        How long do you boil the jars once you have the sauce in it?

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle July 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm

          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

  • Reply Jenna August 17, 2018 at 3:49 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 18, 2018 at 11:48 am

      I think I used 6 mason jars

  • Reply AmyC September 8, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    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 Drizzle September 9, 2018 at 12:55 pm

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

  • Reply Melissa September 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    You can eat it on spaghetti squash and the entire meal is zero points! 🙂

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      You sure can 🙂 great option for when you might want to spend more points on another meal

  • Reply Gail October 14, 2018 at 10:52 am

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Yes absolutely 🙂

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