Place all the ingredients for this chunky pasta sauce in your slow cooker and forget it while it cooks.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
slow-cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For sauce, in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine undrained tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, sweet pepper, tomato paste, water, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf.

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  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Remove bay leaf; discard. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle mixture with cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh herb sprigs.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 64g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 12g; protein 11g; vitamin a 108.8IU; vitamin c 48.4mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 4.3mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 121mcg; sodium 636mg; potassium 607mg; calcium 90.9mg; iron 3.6mg.
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