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


2 Tbsp
olive oil
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


1in 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)
2add garic, heat thru, don't burn
3add tomato paste, turn up heat to med-high, cook but don't burn the tomato paste
4add 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)
5Taste, if it needs more of something, nows the time to add it! Bring to a boil
6Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover with a splatter-guard or lid half on
7cook for 20-30 min, stirring every 5-10 min
8pour over your favorite cooked pasta, use to make a pizza bagel, or in a lasagne

About this Recipe

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