Meatless Meat Sauce

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 157
A plant-based meat sauce that will have you wondering if there really is meat in this sauce! 
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  • 32 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 4 links plant-based italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup red wine optional


  • In a large saucepan, sautee onion and garlic in olive oil until onion becomes translucent, pour in red wine, and crushed tomatoes. Season with crushed red pepper and kosher salt. simmer for about 25-30 minutes. 
  • While sauce is simmering, in a separate pan, begin to cook plain-based italian sausage, chopping down with a wooden spoon while it is cooking until you get it to a fine ground meat texture. 
  • Mix in plant-based sausage and fresh basil into marinara. Serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3.1mg