Easy, Healthy Pasta Sauce

Rachel Ratliff


Who needs a jar of pasta sauce when you know how to whip this up? I make enough to freeze some, then I always have some when my mood strikes me!


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5 Min
30 Min


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  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    med-lg onion, diced small
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste (small can)
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed tomatoes (28oz can)
  • 3 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2 can(s)
    v-8 veggie juice (i use low sodium) 5.5oz each

How to Make Easy, Healthy Pasta Sauce


  1. in med stock pot, heat oil over med heat. add onions, cook til soft(to make a easy meat sauce, add a lbs of ground beef and cook til browned, drain off fat before next step)
  2. add garic, heat thru, don't burn
  3. add tomato paste, turn up heat to med-high, cook but don't burn the tomato paste
  4. add crushed tomatoes, seasoning and V-8. (If you want to cook it longer, for a more robust flavor, add an extra can or 2 of v-8)
  5. Taste, if it needs more of something, nows the time to add it! Bring to a boil
  6. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover with a splatter-guard or lid half on
  7. cook for 20-30 min, stirring every 5-10 min
  8. pour over your favorite cooked pasta, use to make a pizza bagel, or in a lasagne

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About Easy, Healthy Pasta Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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