Homemade Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce (full of veggies)

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We are focusing on “small things” this year, from eating better and walking more to paying a little better attention to our spending! One small adjustment that can make a big difference in your eating habits is adding more veggies to your meals. A few new recipes we’ve added to our rotation are cauliflower mashed potatoesveggie breakfast muffins, and spinach hummus. Both were a hit with both III and Chickadee! 

A regular around here is pasta, pizza, and basically anything that involves marinara! So I thought why not “healthy up” our spaghetti sauce with loads of veggies (that you can’t even see!).

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
Yields 2
Delicious spaghetti sauce filled with veggies and cooked in the crockpot.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 twenty-eight ounce cans of diced (or peeled) tomatoes
  2. 1 small can of tomato paste
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. 6 cloves of minced garlic
  6. 1/2 an onion, diced
  7. 1/2 a green pepper, diced
  8. 1/2 cup diced carrots
  9. 1/2 cup broccoli
  10. 1 tbsp dried (or fresh) oregano
  11. 1 tbsp dried (or fresh) basil
  12. 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional because they really add a kick!)
  13. 1 bay leaf
Instructions
  1. Prepare all ingredients and combine in your crockpot.
  2. Cook over 6 hours
  3. Remove from crockpot & take out the bay leaf
  4. Place in a food processor
  5. Pulse to the consistency of your liking
  6. Use immediately & freeze the rest for your next meal!
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  You can really customize this recipe however you would like with different vegetables. A few other ideas to throw in are mushrooms, eggplant, red peppers, spinach, kale and celery just to name a few. It’s great to use up those veggies in your fridge that need a purpose!

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You get so much sauce with this recipe…we easily filled up two LARGE mason jars. We used about a fourth of the sauce with spaghetti and threw the rest in a mason jar (or ziplock bag) and freeze it for later.

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You are going to LOVE this one! Enjoy!! 

 



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