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Easy Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce (vegan & gluten-free)

Make your weeknight dinners a breeze with this Easy Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce. Quick and perfect for vegan batch cooking, it's also naturally gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, Italian, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 796ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (I like to use coconut oil, but any oil without a strong flavour can be used - it just won't be as creamy. Grapeseed, avocado oil, and some mild olive oils also work well.)
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

Optional extras

  • ½ tightly packed cup sundried tomatoes
  • ½ tightly packed cup artichoke hearts, quartered
  • ½ tightly packed cup zucchini/courgette, sliced very thinly

To serve

  • Your favourite gluten-free pasta


  • Add all ingredients except the parsley and salt & pepper to a large pan and heat until it's bubbling.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce with a lid on for 15 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Check the taste of your sauce, and season if needed with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve over your favourite pasta and add an extra sprinkling of parsley. Enjoy!


  • If using sundried tomatoes, you'll likely want to reduce the amount of salt you add. Taste your sauce before adding extra!
  • If you like a creamier sauce, try adding an extra tablespoon of coconut oil.