Tomato Sauce – 8 Cups

Cuisinart original


Makes about 8 cups


1tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½pound onions, peeled, finely chopped 6 ounces carrots, peeled, chopped 2ribs celery, peeled, finely chopped 2garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped ½tablespoon dried basil 1½teaspoons dried marjoram 1½teaspoons dried oregano 1can plum (Italian) tomatoes (35 ounces) 2cups tomato purée, salt-free if available 1½tablespoons salt-free tomato paste ¼cup dry white wine or vermouth ½teaspoon kosher salt

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1-cup): Calories 133 (11% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 5g • fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 639mg • calc. 98mg • fiber 6g


Heat the olive oil in the Cuisinart® 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic; cook until the vegetables are softened, but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the basil, marjoram, and oregano; cook until the herbs are aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Place the cooked vegetables in the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart® Slow Cooker. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, tomato paste, wine and salt to the slow cooker and stir to blend. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 8 hours and press Simmer; slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed. For a smoother sauce, use a Cuisinart® Hand Blender or regular blender to purée the sauce to desired consistency.