No tomatoes! Use as a tomato sauce substitute, or enjoy this wonderful sauce for its own sake. This recipe uses butternut squash and beets, along with classic Italian seasoning--made fast and easy in an Instant Pot multifunction pressure cooker. I adapted this recipe for the IP, and for the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) version of the Paleo diet. It is based on the "Macro Red" sauce recipe found in the "Passionate Vegetarian" cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon. Nutritious, delicious--try it!