Bottled marinara sauce definitely has it’s place in the kitchen. I use it for convenience in a recipe that incorporates it into the meal. However, when the sauce is the focus of the dish and just served over pasta, homemade sauce like this amazing crock pot marinara sauce is the way to go.
Now the key to a good marinara sauce is simmering. In order to get that amazing depth of flavor, the sauce needs time to simmer. That is what the crock pot is such a great option when making sauces.
You can also hide veggies in your sauce when you are making it yourself. This amazing crock pot marinara sauce incorporates carrot and celery. My family had now idea that there were veggies in the sauce when I served it.
Recipe adapted from Crazy for Crust.