Tomato-Free Pasta Sauce

    50 minutes

    Italian pasta sauce without tomatoes? Surprisingly, it works! I use this over pasta but also on pizza or as a base for goulash.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 850g tinned sliced carrots, drained
    • 470g tinned sliced beetroot, drained
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) red wine vinegar

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place carrots and beetroot one tin at a time into a blender and blend until smooth. Heat olive oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic and onions until onions are translucent. Stir in pureed carrots and beetroot then add the bay leaf, Italian seasoning and red wine vinegar. Cover and cook until the sauce begins to boil. Remove lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for up to 4 hours, or at least 30 minutes.

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    Haha, totally amazed! Cooking for a friend who can't have tomato & discovered this little gem. I tried it out on my husband without letting him know the ingredients. He guessed pasta sauce - spot on! Terrific recipe, thank you😊  -  17 Dec 2017


    I tried this last night and used fresh beets & carrots (not canned). It worked like a charm to boil the veggies, blend then and by adding a bit of the carrot water back into the blended veggies, it created a beautiful sauce. THANK YOU for sharing this recipe! My hubby cannot tolerate tomatoes so this has given us a way to share everything from pizza to pasta to chili again!  -  22 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow! After receiving sticker-shock at the price of the no-tomato sauce in my local whole food store, I went in search of a recipe I could do myself. I am pleasantly surprised at how deceiving this is! My youngest son has a tomato sensitivity and this is a great substitute. Make sure to use the red wine vinegar to match the acidity of the tomatoes. I am now going to research no-tomato ketchup recipes.  -  26 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)