This vegan spaghetti sauce is incredibly delicious and easy to prepare. The best thing is that from start to finish, it just takes about 15 minutes! So get ready, come and join me in the kitchen tonight; we’re going to make a delicious supper!

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Today, I decided to cook something new but I wanted something healthful and satisfying. Using what I had in my fridge and pantry, I came up with an easy and nutritious vegetarian spaghetti sauce! For a simple weeknight supper, this sauce is ideal. It tastes like it’s been simmering all day, yet it’s incredibly simple to prepare!

Let’s talk more about this Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce!!!

Are you using canned sauces or creating sauces in a hurry that lack the depth of flavor? While I would always argue that quick sauces have their place and that there are ways to compensate for a lack of time, keep in mind that this is the sauce I refer to as THE BEST.

I am a big fan of this vegan spaghetti sauce. If I could, I would eat this every day. It’s quite simple to prepare and takes little time at all, requiring only a few basic and affordable ingredients. This recipe is incredible! With the addition of tomato, garlic, onion, and seasonings, you can imagine how delicious this sauce is! Furthermore, tomatoes provide a wealth of nutrients and vitamins, and you may use whatever type you have on hand.

You should try this vegan spaghetti sauce if you enjoy tomato sauce because you will love it! It will transform your dishes into something very unique, and you may use it in a variety of recipes.

Be sincere to yourself. Is it time to step it up a gear with your spaghetti sauce? 

So, when you have a free afternoon, spend it cooking spaghetti sauce… DO IT NOW.

Rather than looking for shortcuts, I recognize that preparing spaghetti sauce is an art that deserves a little tender loving care.

So I’ll cook that sauce for several minutes until it’s just right.


As always, I request you read the complete article for useful tips and tricks. However, you can find the detailed recipe with exact ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.

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Why You’ll Love This Vegan Spaghetti Sauce?

I’m sure you are going to love this Vegan Spaghetti Sauce because:

  • Plant-Based: It is a vegan and vegetarian sauce.
  • Comfort Food: It’s the best and deliciously comforting. A hefty bowl of spaghetti is a dish that everyone enjoys.
  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is quick and simple to prepare.
  • Healthy: This recipe is packed with healthy nutrients thanks to the tomato.


I assure you that this vegan spaghetti sauce will change your life forever and become a fall and winter family favorite. A good serving of spaghetti is hard to beat. It’s simply one of the more hearty, soothing, and family-friendly dishes.

In addition, this sauce can be kept for several days in the refrigerator, and you can create a large quantity and store it in the freezer for use at a later time. It’s quite versatile, and it has a far longer shelf life than meat products when cooked solely with veggies. Another bonus!

ingredients for spaghetti sauce

How To Make Vegan Spaghetti Sauce?

This vegan spaghetti sauce is quite easy and quick to prepare. You will need the following ingredients and steps to follow:


  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 fresh tomato chopped
  • 1 (28 – ounce) can of crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning ( or 1 teaspoon each of oregano, thyme, basil)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, bell pepper, tomato and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt
  4. Cook for 10 minutes for flavors to meld. Add cilantro and stir.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with Gluten-Free Garlic Knots. Serve over gluten-free spaghetti and other pasta. Garnish with Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Add Vegan Sausage to the sauce. This sauce would be delicious in a lasagna or as a chunky topping for pizza.

Storage Suggestions

It is important to preserve the sauce properly to ensure that it remains fresh for an extended period. Simply store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

It can also be frozen for up to a month. Simply allow it to cool before transferring it to a freezer bag or sealed container and freeze it. You have the option of freezing the entire batch at once or dividing it into separate servings. Let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight before you plan to use it, then reheat it in the saucepan or the microwave. 

Recipe Note

The spaghetti sauce recipe I’ve shared with you is from one of the versions. However, each time you prepare it, it can be a bit different. Here are some suggestions for customizing your sauce:

  • Any vegetables, herbs, and spices that you want can easily be added to this sauce.
  • You may use onion and garlic powder instead of fresh onion and garlic to save time, but I say fresh onion and garlic work better in this recipe.
  • If you prefer your food to be a little spicier, begin cooking with a generous teaspoon of red pepper flakes. However, your sauce will become ” furious or Arrabbiata ” as a result of this.

Other Vegan Italian Recipes To Prepare

  1. Vegan Zuppa Toscana Soup
  2. Italian Pasta Salad
  3. Vegan Tiramisu
  4. Celery Root White Bean Stew
  5. Mac And Cheese
vegan spaghetti sauce in saucepan

Give this recipe a try. I’m sure you’re going to adore this Vegan Spaghetti Sauce!  And, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments!

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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 93 kcal / 389 kJ
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbs: 15.3 g

Cook Time



  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion until soft, about 3 minutes
  2. Add garlic, bell pepper, tomato and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt
  4. Cook for 10 minutes for flavors to meld. Add cilantro and stir.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.