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tasty zucchini tomato sauce

Tasty Zucchini Tomato Sauce

Kari Taillon
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 large zucchini shredded
  • 1 green pepper cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 398 mL canned tomato sauce
  • 1 796 mL can whole peeled tomatoes in puree
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp ground savoury
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • salt to taste, as desired.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • On medium-low, put olive oil in your pan until heated, then add the green pepper and cook for a few minutes until a bit soft. Next, add your onion and zucchini and cook until a bit soft.
  • Next you will add the minced garlic and sauté until slightly browned. Add in the whole tomatoes and the puree and let them heat up while you break the tomatoes with a wooden spatula. After the sauce has heated up and has started bubbling, add in the tomato sauce and spices and brown sugar.
  • With the heat still on medium-low, let the sauce heat up to a simmer before turning down to low. Let it simmer on low until the extra liquids have simmered out of the sauce. This could take anywhere from 20-40 minutes.
  • When the extra liquids have evaporated, your sauce is ready to use!