Sauce (for anything) – Vegetarian version


Awhile back I posted a recipe for a sauce that is pretty much my go to sauce when I need a quick dinner or even an everyday dinner. The only thing is, is that it is a meat sauce and I am trying to introduce my family to more vegetables. So through trial and error, I have come up with this recipe. It’s pretty simple and the whole family seems to like it. That’s a win win in my book  🙂


1 bell pepper

1 onion

4 cloves of garlic

2 tomatoes (I used romas but if you have beefsteak or any of the larger ones just use one)

1 8 ounce container of mushrooms

5 tbs of oil (to fry veg)

1 chili pepper (optional)

1 can of tomato paste (optional)

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp  basil

salt to taste


1. Chop onions, garlic tomatoes together add to skillet with oil. Add turmeric, basil, and salt. Fry till translucent.

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2. add chopped bell peppers and chili pepper to skillet. Fry till translucent

3. chop mushrooms and add to skillet. cook till mushrooms are tender.


At this point, you can serve this over your choice of noodles or you can add the tomato paste. If the tomato paste is added you would need to add the tomato paste and about 3/4 cup of water. Simmer till it reaches the thickness you prefer.

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I have served it both ways. I actually prefer without the tomato paste but the hubby and kids like it with…guess which usually happens…LOL!!

Hope you all enjoy!!


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