Veggie Celebration Pasta Sauce

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Which veggies would you like to celebrate tonight? Is there anything you’d like to use up? Let’s toss them in the pasta sauce, let it cook for about 30 minutes, and have the most amazing celebration of veggie flavors! (Seriouosly, it’s a party in your mouth – have you ever added capers to pasta sauce? Olives? Sundried tomatoes because you can never have too much tomato; amazing!)

That’s what this recipe is about – opening the fridge door and asking yourself what looks good; what needs to be used up. The possibilities are endless, so this recipe never gets old. Even better – this particular recipe isn’t just any tomato sauce; this marinara is made by a 100% Italian grandmother, so you know it’s good  (though of course you can use any tomato sauce you like or have on hand as the base if preferred).

Veggie Celebration Pasta Sauce

Turn a regular tomato sauce into a veggie celebration! Pairs well with a high protein pasta like lentil pasta to create a complete balanced meal in just one bowl.
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: marinara, pasta sauce, plant-based, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato-based, vegan, vegetables
Author: Dewy Blueberry

Ingredients

  • 1 can can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 shallot
  • olive oil pan spray
  • non-dairy butter
  • black pepper
  • parsley
  • basil
  • veggies to celebrate

Instructions

  • Spray a pan with olive oil.
  • Melt butter in the pot.
  • Add chopped shallots and cook until lightly brown.
  • Lightly coat the bottom of the pot with dried parsley and basil, then sprinkle on some black pepper and salt.
  • Pour in a can of crushed tomatoes.
  • Fill the empty can of tomatoes 3/4 full with water and pour that into the pot.
  • Chop the veggies you want to celebrate into bite-size pieces and mix them into the sauce.
  • Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.

 

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