So a few weeks ago I started using the more expensive San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes from the grocery store to make my tomato sauces. I can’t get over how fresh and “straight from the garden” these sauces taste and I wanted to share this easy recipe with you. I made this in my crock pot throughout the day but there is no reason you can’t make it on the stove top over low heat as well!
Simple Tomato Sauce: Serves 8-12
(2) 28oz Cans Whole Peeled San Marzano Tomatoes
1 Bell Pepper – Chopped
1 Onion – Small, Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves – Minced
1 Bay Leaf
2TB Fresh Basil (or 2tsp dried)
2tsp Fresh Oregano (or 1tsp dried)
Salt & Pepper
Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker over low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 4 hours. After 1-2 hours use a fork or a potato masher and break up the tomatoes. Stir occasionally. If you like your sauces a little thicker you can remove the lid and let it boil away to reduce or you can add a tablespoon or two of tomato paste to the sauce. Discard the bay leaf once you have finished cooking the sauce.
Serve over your favorite pastas and enjoy!
WW: 0 Points Plus / serving (I don’t count points for 0 point veggies in my recipes)