When I first saw a recipe online for a tomato free “tomato” sauce, I was skeptical. I didn’t think it was possible to come up with a good tasting “tomato” sauce using other vegetables, but I was wrong. This sauce is really good! I like it even better than tomato sauce! Even if you don’t need to avoid tomatoes, you should try this recipe because it is super easy to make and it is really good! Before you look further take a guess at what the 3 vegetables are in the recipe.
It will help if you have a kitchen scale. If you don’t have a scale, I have listed approximate amounts (in cups) of the vegetables.
I use a crock-pot which makes the cooking very simple, but you can cook it on the stove on in an Instant Pot if you prefer.
This recipe makes about 5 cups of sauce. Mine was a little thicker than regular tomato sauce, but I liked it that way. It’s very easy to take this thicker sauce and make a marinara, enchilada or BBQ sauce from it.
You can use the sauce in any recipe calling for tomato sauce. Here is a good marinara sauce recipe.
Did you guess the 3 vegetables used in the recipe?
and here they are!
The vegetables are carrots, beets and orange sweet potatoes (often called yams in the stores). Did you guess correctly?
Ready for the recipe? Here it is! Enjoy!