Mediterranean Pasta Sauce for Penne

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by quikgourmet

This easy, make-ahead pasta sauce is filled with fresh veggies and is meatless. It's quick to prepare and freezes well. Enjoy!

Top Review by eorann

This is easy and healthy. I rated it 4 stars as I felt it was a little acidic. I´m not sure what to add to counter the acidity. But all the same I liked it and would make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, onion, and celery into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Put a pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta, if preparing at same time as sauce.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1T olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add diced vegetables. Saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute more.
  6. Add wine and stir until wine is almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes and juice. With tomatoes,grab and rip hard stem off each tomato and then hand crush the tomato before adding it to the sauce (or you can chop them :).
  8. Add thyme (or oregano), salt, and pepper.
  9. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 10-15 minutes.
  10. Toss with penne and serve!

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