Sweetums Pizza Sauce | #SlowCookerSaturdays

This is a great way to make really good, full flavoured pizza sauce in your slow cooker. It’s a fabulous sauce.

Slow Cooker Sweetums Pizza Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizzasauce #sauce #pizza #slowcooker

Hi folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their *cough* Saturday. I love *cough* Saturdays. I mean don’t you just love *cough* weekends. I find them so relaxing. Luckily I was all prepared and had this post ready for *cough* Saturday. I mean I am nothing if not *cough* organized.

Okay, okay so it isn’t officially Saturday. But I’ll make it up for it with this yummy sauce. I hope I’m forgiven.

Okay so confession time. I usually buy my pizza sauce. Not always but often. I suppose I just figure all the other work I put in making the dough, cutting up all the ingredients, shredding oodles of cheese should be enough. Every now and then I cave and make it from scratch. I like mine super sweet though so feel free to adjust the sugar. I won’t be offended. I mean after all it is *cough* Saturday so I’m all chill and stuff.

Slow Cooker Sweetums Pizza Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizzasauce #sauce #pizza #slowcooker

We’re calling this one “Sweetums Pizza Sauce”!

(My sister will be laughing now as that’s one of her nicknames for me! The sweetums part, not pizza sauce cuz that would be weird!)

Sweetums Pizza Sauce- Slow Cooker Saturday
This is a great way to make really good, full flavoured pizza sauce in your slow cooker. It's a fabulous sauce.
  • 3 cans of whole, peeled tomatoes (28 fl oz/796 ml)
  • 1 can tomato paste (5.5 fl oz/156 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (or a truckload if you are like me and just keep adding more as the day goes on)
  • 4 bay leaves
  1. Toss everything in your slow cooker and turn on low.
  2. Cook for about 6 to 8 hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. If you find it getting too thick just add a little water and stir it in.
  4. Once it’s done remove your bay leaves and you’re good to load this on some pizza.
  5. You can store it in the fridge for a few days.
  6. You can store it in the freezer for a couple of months. Freezes nicely.
Remember I like my sauce sweet so you can adjust if you don't like it overly sweet.
Slow Cooker Sweetums Pizza Sauce | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizzasauce #sauce #pizza #slowcooker

I know right!! You are just loving *cough* Saturday pizza night too right now.

Other Pizza Recipes from Cravings of a Lunatic:

Candied Bacon and Candied Tomato Pizza, pictured below:

Candied Tomato and Candied Bacon Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | #tomato #candiedtomato #bacon #candied bacon #pizza

Bacon Pizza Bites, pictured below:

Bacon Pizza Bites | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #appetizers #tailgate #snacks #footballfood

Antipasto Pizza, pictured below:

Antipasto Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #italian #footballfood

Panzerotti aka Deep Fried Pizza, pictured below

Panzerotti aka Deep Fried Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #panzerotti #deepfryer #footballfood

Cherry Cobbler Pizza aka Dessert Pizza, pictured below:

Cherry Cobbler Pizza | Cravings of a Lunatic | #pizza #dessertpizza #dessert #chocolate #cherry

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. Parsley Sage says

    I've never made my own pizza sauce before. Yours looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try next Tuesda….er, um…Saturday :)

  2. Helene Dsouza says

    Since u confessed, I have to do as well. I have never made a pizza sauce. Too lazy… at times. But I ll give your recipe a try once I am in europe and I have an oven, promiss! 😉

  3. Kristen says

    I am going to have to do this. Making pizza sauce is my least favorite part of making pizza…weird, I know, because it only takes a minute the way I do it, but still, the idea of putting it all in a crock pot and letting it make itself sounds better. (wow that was a long, run-on sentence!)

  4. ping says

    What a super *cough* weekend post! And what's wrong to being called Pizza Sauce? I've been called Pizza face before … I wonder why? Keeper!

  5. Lizzy says

    LOL, it just wouldn't be the same if you posted a slow cooker Saturday recipe on a Saturday. We'd all be checking our calendars, watches, temperatures… You do keep us on our toes, my friend…and it's worth the wait for your yummy recipes. xoxo

  6. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family says

    Oh yum! Now I am just waiting for the pizza cooked in a slow cooker. I hazard to say not possible but with you Kim one never knows :)

  7. The Mom Chef says

    If your posting on the wrong day and calling it the wrong day in any way changes the karma and my child is called home from school, you're in big trouble. I just want you to know that.

    This has been pinned, stumbled and everything else I can think of. It looks FANTASTIC. I will be pulling my slow cooker out today and getting this going. Promise.

  8. carolinaheartstrings says

    That looks so yummy to me and it sounds easy. Thanks for sharing. Come visit us. We have pumpkin fried rice on the menu. And we are having a great giveaway on Friday. Be sure to come over and register to win a party dress from Shabby Apple.

  9. Sandra says

    I tried making my own sauce similar to yours, but you know what shortcuts are welcome in my house too:))I never added Oregano..I thought that the flavor would be too strong for me..Will have just try your version:)) Have a Great Tuesday!!!!

  10. Jeff Rasmussen says

    Everyone needs a slow cooker Saturday! I love how thick that sauce is! Would you buy pizza sauce still…or just make your own?

  11. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Nothing beats homemade sauce! I love to make my own and freeze it in small containers that are just the right amount for pizzas! I bet this would be so good with your awesome dough!

  12. rosemarried says

    I'm such a sucker for anything in the slow cooker! I work full time, and so the slow cooker can be my best friend. Especially when pizza and/or tomato sauce in involved. Brilliant recipe, thank you for sharing!

  13. Katherine Martinelli says

    This looks like amazing homemade pizza sauce! Now I miss my slow cooker AND my ice cream maker! Thanks a lot Kim 😉

  14. unorthodoxepicure says

    From a real conversation that occurred about an hour ago…

    Me: What do you want for dinner?
    Wife: I don't know. What do you want for pizza?

    Now that pizza has apparently become a synonym for dinner around here, I'll be trimming the last eggplant from the summer garden, simmering some sauce and doing the cast iron pan version with the New York style crust. Not enough time to make the slow cooker sauce, but I think I might do that for future "dinners." I would guess I could can the finish product in a hot water bath an not affect the flavor. Yes?

  15. Kim Bee says

    @unorthodoxepicure- That made me crack right up. We eat so much pizza around here I'm surprised we don't do the same thing. And my daughter works at a pizza joint on top of that. Eggplant on it would be super yummy. I did a thicker crust in a cast iron and it works perfect. I am loving my new cast iron pan. Had no idea these things kicked butt the way they do. I do not do canning so not an expert but I would guess the hot water bath would not affect the taste at all. In fact I almost wonder if it would enhance it. Like a nice double simmer. I'd go for it. I have to learn how to can. Now I want to can pizza sauce.

  16. Kim Bee says

    @anne- Good for any day of the week. And when you tell your kids to eat their veggies pizza now counts. Lol!

    @Sam Allen- My gramma always told me it helps cut the acid. I love a sweet pizza sauce. Reminds me of being a kid.

    @Parsley Sage- Thanks and I think you should definitely try this satuesday.

    @Helene- Lol, I'm rubbing off on you. I hope you try it out. It's sweet but I love sweet.

    @Ridwan- Thanks so much.

    @Kristen- I love run on sentences so much so that I feel I must do them all the time and sort of drive my son the lit major nuts but it's so much fun to see him squirm you know. Lol. I have to say I am the same way. I usually just use pasta sauce or do tomatoes in the blender. But this was fun and useful for freezing.

    @Ping- You crack me up, weekends or not.

    @Lizzy- Punctuality is certainly not my strong suit for sure. I like keeping you guys guessing. Lol!

    @Kiri- You must get both woman! There's no other option!

    @Rachel- Hmmm, I may have to ponder if this is possible or not. Will report back if I can figure it out.

    @The Mom Chef- I sure hope Dudette enjoyed her day off. *giggles* And thank you, nothing like a good stumble and pin!

    @Quay Po- I feel the same. I like to be able to make pizza at the drop of a hat.

    @carolinaheartstrings- Thanks so much. I shall pop over and see. I have a dress from them picked out but I don't think it's the one you're using.

    @Sandra- Here too. Some days I'm the queen of quick, some days I am the queen of taking my time. I rarely do things the same way twice. I love oregano but it can be strong. Just leave it out and do just basil, sweet basil. Super yum!

    @Jeff- Thanks, it came out great. I do both. Sometimes I like to just buy it and some days I like concocting my own versions. No day is ever the same here.

    @Tina- I am always dreaming up new stuff for pizza. I should open a pizza/ice cream shop I swear. Hope you try this out with one of the doughs. The parmesan dough is nice too.

    @Kelly- I always pull the slow cookers out come winter. I use them in the summer too. Great way to cook up chicken before grilling it.

    @Cucina- Thanks. I use mine so much I have 4. Two I use alot. Two are more for get togethers.

    @Jenn- Thanks so much. It's simple which is nice on weekends.

    @Stephanie- That was my thought, if I did a huge batch I can freeze it for nights when I don't have the energy to whip some up. I really do make a lot of pizza stuff. Lol!

    @rosemarried- Thanks so much. I am so glad you like it. I don't work but we spend a ton of time at the barn and driving kids around so it's the only way we eat some nights. It ensures no ordering out. Lol!

    @Curry and Comfort- I think most of us buy it. Just seems easier. The rest of the pizza takes so much effort that last step just pushes us all over the edge. Lol.

    @Katherine- You know me, always happy to help. Lol! I could not survive without my slow cookers.

    @Eating Deliciously- Thanks so much. I really enjoy a good sauce.

  17. celiacasaurus says

    What a great idea….pizza sauce in the crockpot! Your site is looking great, I've been out of the sphere for a bit, you've changed it haven't you?
    I'm looking forward to all your delicious recipes..any gluten-free ideas?

  18. Kim Bee says

    @celiacsaurus- Thanks so much for swinging by. Yes I did make some changes. More to come actually. I am not sure about the red. Keep thinking I want it more girlie. Lol. I don't do much gluten free now but come the new year I shall be dabbling in it a bit. I have a wheat sensitivity so picked up a few cookbooks to try out after xmas. I think I only have one gluten free bread on the blog and it wasn't all that good. I can however recommend a wonderful gluten free blog for you, I adore "Tasty Eats At Home" you can find it here- http://tastyeatsathome.com/
    Alta is amazing. She is the lady who I got the brownie recipe off of, which is not gluten free but she switched after that. She is super nice and has wonderful things to eat. You should check her out.


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