Here you have my basic tomato sauce recipe. But tomato sauce is not really accurate because it contains tons of different vegetables. Lucky for you though, once you blend it up, it looks like regular tomato sauce, you know, the kind kids will always eat! The flavor in this sauce cannot be beat. It’s very hearty and almost meaty tasting even without the addition of meat.
Yes, it takes a little more effort than opening a jar, but it tastes WAYYY better and is WAYYY better for you.
Being paleo and all, we naturally add meat to this to make a complete meal. You can serve this over spaghetti squash or other squash or veggie noodles. You can get an entire day’s worth of vegetables in one meal with this sauce served over veggie noodles.
In the notes below, I’ll give instructions on how to bake spaghetti squash. I’m also making this dish live on Facebook.com/KidCasts Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:30 EDT.
Here’s the video in case you missed it live and want to watch:
If you’re following the autoimmune protocol (or AIP) and have a hankering for tomato sauce, check out my Hearty Nomato Sauce recipe. It is so amazing you won’t miss the tomato at all!
Once you make this basic tomato sauce, you can add Italian herbs (basil, oregano, parsley) to turn it into sauce for spaghetti or lasagna or chicken cacciatore or chicken parmesan, you get the idea. You could add chili powder, smoked paprika and beef to make a hearty chili.
I also use this same base for beef and vegetable soup. Sometimes I blend the sauce as I did in the video and sometime I leave it all chunky. Then I add a pound of ground beef or chunks of stew beef and about a quart of beef or chicken broth. So tasty and nourishing. Perfect for the cooler weather just around the corner. Oh please say cooler weather is just around the corner.