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Italian Pasta Sauce — Cooking with Gia and Olive

By Gia Kavanagh 1 min read
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Why buy bottled pasta sauce when you can make your own and know exactly what's in it? This healthy pasta sauce is great to have fresh or make in bulk and freeze for other meals.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 8


  • 2 onions chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 x 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 3 tbsp date puree or sweet-
    ener of choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. In a pan, sauté onions until translucent.
  2. Blend all ingredients, including onions, in food processor until well combined.
  3. Transfer mixture into a pot and cook on medium–low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Alternatively, freeze mixture in muffin tins. Once frozen, transfer into a plastic storage bag and store in freezer. To cook, melt frozen sauce in pot on medium heat, then stir and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.