With just a little bit of prep time, you can have an absolutely incredible homemade vegan spaghetti sauce
Jarred pasta sauce is quick and convenient, but you often spend time having to doctor it up for a better taste. Now you can easily make your own homemade vegan spaghetti sauce at home and it’s perfect right away.
You can use this for pasta, pizza, dipping bread, on meatball subs and so much more. The possibilities are endless and you’ll be so happy with the results.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the best canned tomatoes to use for homemade vegan spaghetti sauce?
We are using a varieties of tomatoes to give the biggest impact in flavor and texture. While you could nix and match depending on what you have, if you truly want the best we recommend using the ones we have listed
Can I prep this homemade vegan spaghetti sauce ahead of time?
Once made, let cool completely. Then, you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Can I freeze this easy vegan spaghetti sauce?
Yes! In addition to being able to store this sauce in the fridge, you can put it into freezer safe bags or containers and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Let thaw out overnight or put in warm water to thaw before opening your bag or container.
Is this Homemade Vegan Spaghetti Sauce Top 8 Allergen Friendly?
The only ingredient that you need to be mindful of for allergens are the vegan butter.
Use a soy free vegan butter if you need. Or you can just omit.
Can I make this vegan spaghetti sauce oil free?
We add a hint of vegan butter for richness, but if you are oil free, then free free to omit it without any other changes or additions.
What can I serve with homemade vegan spaghetti soup?
Obviously spaghetti! And it’s delicious together, but there are more options.
Here’s a few more ideas that go well with vegan tomato soup:
- make homemade pizza and use it as a sauce
- dip our homemade vegan breadsticks in it
- use it as a sauce for meatball subs added to our vegan baguette bread
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Homemade Vegan Spaghetti Sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 14.5oz can petite diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 4 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, Optional, more or less to taste, can omit
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter
- Over medium heat, in a large pot, add oil. Add onion and saute until lightly browned and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute until fragrant.
- Stir in the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, brown sugar, oregano, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (if using) and bay leaf.
- Bring to a high summer, then reduce heat to simmer and then partially cover the lid. Let cook for a minimum of 1 hour (up to 3 hours), stir occasionally. *Check to make sure sauce is not sticking to bottom. If it is, reduce heat further.
- Remove bay leaf. Add vegan butter and chopped basil. Let butter melt and stir well. Remove from heat and serve as desired.
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Love it, I make a double batch always!
glad to hear that Lisa!
Made this today to use itnejth the lasagna roll ups tomorrow. I couldn’t stop tasting it along the way. Haha So delicious and simple! I can’t wait to try the roll ups with this sauce!
I am a Caterer and was asked to prepare Vegan Spaghetti for a Family Repasse dinner. I had never made this meal before and I was very skeptical but I love a challenge. However it turned out FANTASTIC! A visitor came up to me and stated she never ate Vegan before but both her Parents do but now she will try more Vegan recipes.She stated it was the best Spaghetti she had ever tasted. The Family was also very pleased and couldn’t believe it was my first time preparing this meal. I followed the recipe completely. I didnt know how much MEAT to purchase so I had more than enough to share with my daughter and her husband who also enjoy Vegan meals. Thank you so much for this recipe!
So glad to hear that it was a great result for everyone. Our condolences to the family.
Larisha, you magical beautiful soul! I thought for sure that I was going to need to add something to this sauce but no! It was the absolute best sauce ever. I also thought I would have left overs but my teens ate it all! And they said how great it was! What!!?? Thank you so much! this will forever be our family sauce!
We are so happy to hear that everyone enjoyed the recipe so much!
Recipe reads, best tomato soup pair with grilled cheese ☮️
Soooo delicious! I did take your suggestions and finished cooking 24 hours later. It was amazing. Thank you for sharing such a easy to make satisfying sauce!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe!
I followed these instructions to the T except for the bay leaf, I didn’t have that. This was the best sauce I have ever made. My whole family loved it and is excited to eat it again. Thanks so much for sharing your love of good food with us.
Winning! We’re so happy that you enjoyed it!
This turned out very well. I used canned whole tomatoes instead of the can of crushed tomatoes (because I didn’t have crushed) but they broke down nicely over the 3 hours and added some chunkiness to the sauce.
Thanks for the great recipe!
So glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking time to leave your thoughts! Have a great day
This is the absolute best spaghetti sauce I have ever had in my life! I make it on a regular rotation now, and will never go back to a store bought spaghetti sauce.
I use this spaghetti sauce to make vegan meatball subs, vegan spaghetti topped with the sauce, chickpeas and sautéed vegetables, vegan lasagna, and so much more. I literally could just drink this sauce straight out of a cup. Yes, it’s that good!
And, makeitdairyfree.com is one of my favorite vegan websites and YouTube channels. I’m a relatively new vegan, and the recipes found from these resources help to make my transition easier.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it! 🙂 We appreciate you taking time to leave your thoughts!
It was delicious! I doubled the recipe to have enough for two nights for my family of 7 and I still have some left that I will use for our Friday pizza night!
We’re so happy you enjoyed it! We love it on pizza too. Thank you for leaving a review!