Miller's Marinara

Miller's Marinara


"Best if cooked in slow cooker for several hours, but can be done in as little as two on the stove. May be frozen for use later. Really great over Chicken Parmesan. Also works for vegetarians!"


8 h 20 m servings 98 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1448 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion until tender.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the onion and remaining oil, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato puree, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, sugar, and pepper.
  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook sauce 8 hours on Low.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 24 Ratings


The salt measurement is WAY TOO MUCH here. The submitter must have made a typo. There is NO way it should be 2 TABLESPOONS. I'm not even sure it should be 2 TEASPOONS. I used 1/2 tsp. of salt...

This sauce was SO salty. I'm sure it is supposed to be 2 TEASPOONS of salt . . . I had to add tons of extra tomato sauce to try to neutralize it! Other than that, the flavor was very good. Al...

Very tasty, but extremely salty.

This is simmering now. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of canola oil (I don't keep canola oil on hand) and I sauteed what my husband calls "a boatload" of garlic in with the onion instead ...

We found this marinara to be the best yet. I doubled the recipe (except for salt) and tossed in the slow cooker a large bag of frozen meatballs. This was a "yummer!"

Based on previous reviews, I changed salt to 2tsps instead of tablespoons. I LOVE this sauce! Ease of prep/cooking and it filled my kitchen with a wonderful Italian aroma for the hours it was i...

A great basic marinara recipe! I adjusted the salt to 2 tsp., as many other cooks did (pretty sure "2 Tbsp" is a typing error). Instead of garlic powder, I used frozen garlic cubes that I get ...

Just made this and it is EXCELLENT!!! I agree that Emibanana must have made a typo with the salt measurement, so I used just 2 tsp. I was looking for a low-sugar marinara sauce, but of course c...

this was a very nice and simple sauce. I used a can of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, as that was all I had, but the spice mix was just right. I finished it with a splash of balsamic vinegar -...