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meatless spaghetti sauce

Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This delicious spaghetti sauce uses mushrooms for a hearty texture that is completely vegetarian! This freezer-friendly sauce is delicious on your favorite pasta.


  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz cremini or button mushrooms
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 30 seconds
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until the onion is translucent
  4. Add tomato paste and cook 1-2 minutes
  5. Add garlic, oregano, and crushed red peppers and continue to cook for for 30 seconds
  6. Stir in tomatoes and broth bring to a simmer.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. For a smoother sauce, use an immersion blender to gently blend the sauce until it’s the desired thickness.

Keywords: meatless spaghetti sauce