Meatless Monday – Thermomix Tomato Pasta Sauce

Thermomix Tomato Pasta Sauce

Since I’ve watched all those game changing food documentaries, I’ve become keener than ever to avoid processed foods and make my own. This delicious pasta sauce is one such example.  Shop bought pasta sauces are full of sugar and additives, but this homemade version doesn’t just taste better, it’s better for you, tomato paste withstanding!

This sauce is full of veggies, fresh herbs and is relatively low in oil, salt and sugar. It’s deliciously thick and on the chunky side, but if you like a runnier sauce, add a little more water, and if you like a smoother sauce, allow it to cool slightly and give it a bit of a blitz.

This sauce is perfect on pasta, in lasagne and even straight from the jar. This quantity will make about 500g sauce which will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks or can be stored in the freezer.

Let’s talk tomato sauce. How do you eat yours?

Thermomix Tomato Pasta Sauce 2

Ingredients 

1 bunch herbs (oregano, basil and/or parsley)

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1 onion, quartered

1 carrot, chopped into chunks

400g fresh tomatoes

1 x 400g tin tomatoes

1 generous pinch chilli flakes

20g olive oil

150g water

150g tomato paste

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon TM vegetable stock concentrate

How to

  1. Place garlic, onion and herbs into TM bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 8. Scrape down sides and base of bowl and mix for another 10 seconds on speed 8.
  2. Add the oil and saute for 5 minutes on Varoma speed 2.
  3. Add all the other ingredients. Remove the measuring cup and place the steaming basket over the hole in the lid to avoid the sauce spitting. Cook for 30 minutes on Varoma speed soft. 
  4. Pour into sterilised jars.
  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Great idea Sammie!! Nice idea to make a large lot of this to u😊se

  • Avoiding processed foods isn’t easy!
    This looks delicious and healthy.

    • This does contain some tomato paste but I buy the organic one to easy my conscience! Not only does this taste better than shop bought, but it’s better for you too 🙂

  • This recipe is going to come in real handy. I love my thermie but struggle to create something without a recipe in it. This is one I have been thinking I should do something about for ages, thanks for sharing. xx

    • This sauce is so versatile. It can pretty much go in anything and everything and it adds a real flavour boost too 🙂

  • Right, I’m printing this. It looks super easy and I use jars of pasta sauce all the time. Will get a grip!!

    • It’s so easy! Whenever I see tomatoes on special, I whip up a batch and put it in the freezer. Great on pizzas too!

  • PS Do you pick the leaves off the herbs or just chuck in some stalk too?

    • Depends how desperate I am. If I chuck the stalks in, I just chop them a bit finer so that they’re all “mushed” in.

  • Yuuummmoo! This looks perfect! 👌🏼

    • I thought of you and your nomato sauce when I made this 🙂 Is it your worst nightmare in a jar?!

      • My stomach? Potentially.. but my heart? No way!

        Totally trying tomatoes again this week though and crossing my fingers my stomach is welcoming! 😂

  • I love how you have incorporated carrots and vegetable stock into this lovely blend of tomato passata – and it lasts two weeks (!) it is not going to last that long in anyone’s kitchen before it is enjoyed over pasta.