Tomato Sauce with Roasted Red Peppers

Tomato Sauce with Roasted Red Peppers
The Whole30 is a challenging plan but its worth it.  You cut out many food groups in order to find which foods your body reacts well with, and what foods it does not. One problem is that the plan omits many food groups and staples in many people’s diets. One of my favorite meals is pasta with sauce, and pizza. These meals are on the naughty list of the Whole30 for many reasons. Ingredients like cheese, gluten and even tomato sauce! Unfortunately almost all store bought tomato sauces have added sugars and other crap that isn’t allowed on the Whole 30 (or good for you at all!). To survive the Whole 30 I would need to find a good staple sauce recipe. One where I could make a big batch all at once and store some in the freezer for when I got busier in weeks to follow.
 
I actually got this tomato sauce recipe from one of my clients a couple of weeks ago. I had been putting off making it for a few weeks and I am SO glad I finally decided to whip it up because it is DELICIOUS! The ingredients are all super simple and easy to find at any grocery store. Plus, the recipe only takes about 10 minutes to throw together, and can you can cook it while you are doing other meal prep! Multitasking at its finest!

The great thing about this recipe is that it makes a lot of extras. You can get 2 meals out of it for a family, or set some aside and freeze to feed 1-2 people many times. Another awesome thing about this recipe is that you can do SO many different things with it and it is so much tastier that regular store bought tomato sauce. So far I have made a Whole30 approved Pizza and spaghetti squash pasta with this sauce and both came out amazing!

 

Serves 10

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

10 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2, 28oz Cans of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1, 12oz can of Roasted Red Peppers (finely chopped)
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot, then add cherry tomatoes and cook until soft.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mash up.
  3. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 2-4 hours, the longer it is left simmering the more flavorful it will be!
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This sauce is a new staple in my meal preps! Comment below if you get to try it out yourself!