Veggie Packed Tomato Sauce

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 80 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.30
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1/2 tbspOlive Oil
4 cupsTomato Puree or Crushed Tomatoes
1 cupWater
2 tbspTomato Paste
1 cupOnion, diced
2 clovesGarlic
1/2 cupCarrot, grated
1 cupButternut Squash, grated
1/2 cupZucchini, grated
1 tspDried Oregano
1 tspDried Basil
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Heat oil in a medium sauce pot and sauté onions and garlic until softened. Add tomato paste and stir through.
  2. Stir in the tomato puree, water, and grated vegetables.
  3. Season with oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir well and simmer for one hour.
  4. Puree sauce in a blender until smooth.
  5. Serve with your favorite type of pasta.
  6. Optional: Add ground beef, turkey or chicken in the first step and cook until brown, removing excess grease.
  7. Tip: Make sauce ahead, throw it into the freezer and use it to make quick pasta dinners.