Yellow & Green Zoodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce

The busier the day, the simpler the food.... can you guess what kind of day I had?

Simple & delish!

It was a pasta kind of day! Yellow & Green Zoodles for me, gluten-free pasta for the boys, both served with homemade tomato sauce and fresh parmigiana. To save time, I purchased the zoodles from Whole Foods– I didn’t even spiralize them ?.  And I don’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.

Scroll down for the sauce recipe.

Yellow & Green Zoodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Recipe

Simple Homemade Tomato Sauce
 
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.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil under medium heat
  2. Sauté garlic until fragrant and just starting to brown
  3. Add tomato paste & stir in with olive oil
  4. Add tomato puree & stir together (If you want to make more or less, stick with ratio of 1 paste:1 puree)
  5. Add 1 cup of water or more till desired thickness
  6. Add lots of dried basil (I use approx 1 TBSP)
  7. Add pepper to taste (I use approx ⅛ 1- ¼ tsp)
  8. Add salt to taste (I tend not to use)
  9. Simmer for at least an hour, the longer the better
  10. Add water as needed

 

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