I have to say that my family will literally eat their weight in pasta sauce. Having pasta nights are a great way to feed your family for very little money. Our favorite right now is the Penne Pasta Bake that I make. Yummo. Well I thought, what the heck let’s try making our own marinara sauce. This homemade marinara sauce recipe is super easy to do. Your total prep time is only about 15 minutes, and it’s great for canning or freezing! Plus it breaks down to about .35 cents a jar!
2 28 oz cans whole peeled plum tomatoes
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp Worstershire Sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh Ground pepper (to taste)
2 heaping T Italian seasoning
4 cloves garlic crushed or pressed
pinch of salt
2 onions (optional)
1 cup mushrooms (optional)
Start by opening the cans of tomatoes and emptying them in a crockpot
Chop your mushrooms, onions, and garlic then place in the crockpot
Add Italian Seasoning, Pepper, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, and Worchestire Sauce. Then stir until well blended
Place the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours until thickened. Then turn crock pot off and let cool over night.
After the sauce is cooled, get a Pyrex measuring glass and place a quart size freezer bag in it.
Fill freezer bag with 1-2 cups of sauce (as needed to feed your family)
Get out all the extra air, seal tight, and then lay flat.
They are ready to use next time you have pasta night! Enjoy!