Tomato Free Pasta Sauce

Tomato Free Pasta Sauce

What's a nightshade? Certain compounds in nightshades contain a self-defense system inside the plant, protecting it from predators and pathogens. Unfortunately these substances can have a similar effect on humans that may lack the proper digestive enzymes to break down these compounds and/or immune system is weakened to fight these certain substances, resulting in unwanted symptoms. Here's a nightshade free pasta sauce! (it’s also great for pizza!)

Sauce Ingredients

• 1 cup of pumpkin puree
• 3 whole baby beets
• 1/2 cup of bone broth or veggie stock
• Generous amount of Italian seasoning of choice to taste


1. Blend all pumpkin, beets and broth until creamy, then add desired amount of seasoning to taste.

2. Add sauce to pasta or pizza and get creative with the toppings and mix-ins! Here I soaked lentil pasta in water for about 45 minutes (no cooking required!) then mixed it with ground protein of choice, chopped basil, evo hemp Hearts, and some coconut flour just for fun to mimic parmesan cheese.

Recipe by Bethany Ugarte (lisipper)