Veggie Pasta Sauce

3 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

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

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 1 h 5 min
70 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


4 cups canned tomatoes (diced) 1.1 kg
2 tsp sugar, or brown sugar 8 g
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
7 button (white) mushrooms, finely chopped 100 g
1/2 leeks 150 g
1 red onions, diced 150 g
1 zucchini 130 g
1 yellow or red sweet peppers 200 g
1 tsp dried oregano 0.4 g
2 tsp olive oil 10 mL
2 tsp sriracha (hot chili sauce) [optional] 10 g
4 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped 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, 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 with the basil until puréed.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (90 g)


% Daily Value




1 g

0 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %


0 mg


70 mg

0 %


5 g

0 %


1 g

0 %


3 g

Net Carbs

4 g


1 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %


0 %


0 %


This recipe is :
Low  :
Calories, Sodium
Free  :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables 0
Fats 0
Other Foods 0

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3 Reviews (2 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
october 17, 2016

Fantastic, I would actually like to see that same on the regular meatballs. It was very good!

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october 17, 2016

Fantastic, I would actually like to see that same on the regular meatballs. It was very good!

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