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vegetable tomato sauce

Vegetable Sauce

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Course: Main Course
Keyword: canned produce, marinara, pasta sauce, tomato sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced (note: can use 14.5 ounce can of carrots, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • Optional: 1 can 14.5 ounces green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 28- ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or gluten free tamari
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: ½ cup parsley and basil chopped


  • In a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil. Add onion, carrots, zucchini, and green beans and sauté until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add beans, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Stir in tomato paste and cook ~1 minute.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and soy sauce and stir to blend. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-60 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Optional: Put all ingredients in high speed blender/vitamix or use an immersion blender and process till smooth.
  • Serve garnished with parsley and basil.