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Easy Peasy No-Meat Sauce

Try this super quick & delish no-meat sauce that takes under 20 minutes to prep! Top your favourite pasta, rice or veggies with it! Double up the ingredients to have lots left over to freeze & use for later during a meal prep crunch!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy recipes, meatless meals, pasta dish, pasta sauce
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cooking onion
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • handful fresh tomatoes any - cut in halves or quarters
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried basil
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning (we use Club House Italiano)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt & ground black pepper *to taste*


  • In a sauce pan, heat oil on medium & add chopped garlic + sliced onion (*cook til' onion looks clear*)⁣. Begin heating water to boil pasta.
  • Add 1 full can of diced tomatoes + fresh tomatoes sliced in halves or quarters⁣.
  • Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil and a few shakes each of salt & pepper⁣.
  •  Reduce heat to minimum & let simmer 10 mins.⁣
  • Cook your favourite pasta according to package directions, drain & smother with sauce.
  •  Serve with fresh basil & fresh parmigiano reggiano.
    Buon Appetito! Tag us if you try - La Cucina di Kerrs


Add a punch of protein using a 1/2 can of Chick Peas in the recipe (at Step 4) to make a modified version of Pasta Fagioli!  You can also add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy kick and/or pancetta to Step 1 to make Pasta Amatriciana!