Veggie Pasta Sauce

Veggie Pasta Sauce

A pasta sauce inspired by the classic tomato sauce, but with more vegetables, for added colour and flavour.

12 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 1 h 5 min

45 calories per serving 


6 cups canned tomatoes (diced)   1.6 kg
1 tbsp sugar, or brown sugar   14 g
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped    
11 button (white) mushrooms, finely chopped   150 g
6 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped   20 g
1 leeks   300 g
1 red onions, diced   150 g
1 zucchini   130 g
1 yellow or red sweet peppers   200 g
1/2 tbsp dried oregano   1 g
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1 tbsp sriracha hot chili sauce [optional]   14 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the sauce.


  1. Finely chop the garlic, mushrooms, basil, leek, onion and zucchini. Keep them separate, since you will need to add them to the pot at different times.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the mushrooms. Cook 4-5 min, stirring often, until browned. Add the onion, leeks and garlic and cook for another 3-4 minutes until translucent. Then add the zucchini and red pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, basil, optional hot sauce, and oregano. Cook 5 min with frequent stirring. If in a hurry, cooking can be stopped here and the sauce puréed at this point.
  4. For improved taste, cover and simmer for about 45 min.
  5. Blend sauce in a blender until puréed.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (160g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




1 g

2 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %


0 mg


160 mg

7 %


9 g

3 %


2 g

6 %


5 g


2 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

70 %


4 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low :
Source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Tomatoes | Vegetables | Sauces & Dips | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Vegetarian | Italian

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