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Pasta Sauce

This is a staple in my house. I make this weekly and use it in so many different recipes, and it’s healthy and counts as 3 servings of vegetables since there is no sugar added.

Use this as traditional spaghetti sauce, use it as pizza sauce, make meatball subs, the possibilities are endless. And you are getting those servings of veggies in for even the picky eater. 

Pasta Sauce

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6 (1/2 cup)
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
1 Hour


  • 2 cans (28oz) Whole, peeled tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c Red wine vinegar or Red wine
  • 2 Tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt (or sea salt)
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 tbsp Basil



  1. Crush or puree tomatoes in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, stirring frequently until onion is translucent. About 5 mins.

  3. Add tomato paste and garlic. Cook for 2 mins, stirring frequently to ensure paste doesn't burn.

  4. Add red wine vinegar and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  5. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

Add in some chopped mushrooms for some added goodness. I leave them out of the main recipe so it is more versatile for my family but will add them in later to certain recipes.

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ADd in some chopped mushrooms

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