Speedy Red Sauce

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This all-purpose pasta sauce can be used on spaghetti as well as in our Ultimate Vegan Lasagna. Puréed roasted red peppers help thicken it quickly.

  • 1/2-cup servingServings


  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 12-oz. jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 small onions, diced (2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. dried basil or 3 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 28-oz. can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes


1. Purée roasted red peppers in food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, and sauté 5 minutes, or until golden. Add basil and garlic, and sauté 1 minute more. Stir in tomatoes and roasted red pepper purée. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Simmer 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 5 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 53
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 1 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 352 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g