When I haven’t planned dinner, pasta is a sure win, especially when it’s just me and my youngest son home for dinner. Yellow & Green Zoodles for me, gluten-free pasta for him, both served with homemade tomato sauce and fresh parmigiana. To save time, I even purchased the already spiralized zucchini noodles. And I didn’t “cook” my zoodles, I feel like they “cook” enough when I put hot sauce on them.
Sauce recipe on the website, it takes 10 minutes to prep, then simmers and makes the house smell amazing & cozy. We always have some in our freezer ready to dethaw at anytime.
This simple tomato sauce is easily made and a stock always in our freezer to be heated up and used over pasta noodles, pizza, chicken parm or noodles! Recipe easily doubles or more, just keep the same proportions.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
1 tbsp olive oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 6oz Plain tomato paste (Lately we've been using Muir Glen because it's labeled gluten-free. Be sure use plain, not seasoned, as seasoned sometimes contain wheat in some brands)
1 Tomato purée (we use Pomi Strained Tomatoes, 26.46oz)
1 tbsp or more, dried basil
Salt to taste
⅛-1/4 tsp Pepper or to taste
Heat olive oil under medium heat
Sauté garlic until fragrant and just starting to brown
Add tomato paste & stir in with olive oil
Add tomato puree & stir together (If you want to make more or less, stick with ratio of 1 paste:1 puree)
Add 1 cup of water or more till desired thickness
Add lots of dried basil (I use approx 1 TBSP)
Add pepper to taste (I use approx ⅛ 1- ¼ tsp)
Add salt to taste (I tend not to use)
Simmer for at least an hour, the longer the better
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...