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Zero Point Crockpot Pasta Sauce

SmartPoints: 0 per serving
This zero point pasta sauce is an excellent base for various Italian recipes. Rich and layered with flavor, it’s a great option for Sunday meal prep!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner, sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta sauce, zero points


  • 5 cans 28 oz. Whole Tomatoes I use San Marzano but your preferred brand is fine
  • 2 lb Onions Peeled and Quartered
  • 3 cups Beef Broth Low sodium
  • 6-8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Vermont Turkey Pepperoni Stick
  • 1/4 cup Italian Seasoning
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt


  • Combine all of these ingredients in a crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 8 hours (at least 6 hours).
  • Blend everything using an immersion blender an hour before it is done.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as you see fit. That’s it! You’re done.
  • Too salty? Add an extra can of sauce. Too sweet? Add some salt and oregano, maybe a little more soy sauce.


An immersion blender is also known as a stick blender. It makes this recipe much easier, but if you don’t have one of these, you’d want to chop and saute the garlic and onions until the onions are translucent (7-10 minutes), and use pureed or crushed tomatoes instead of whole.