Thick, rich and full of flavor, this Fire Roasted 20-Minute Pasta Sauce will have you giving up your store purchased sauce. Serve it with your favorite pasta, or use it as a pizza sauce.

Fire Roasted 20-Minute Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Celeate | TheWholeServing
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x


  • 2 carrot stick, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion or half of one large onion
  • 1 small yellow, red, or orange bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15 oz. cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. After cleaning the carrots, place them in a food processor and process until they are small pieces, note the photo above. If you don’t have a food processor, you can has a box grater or purchase pre­ shredded carrots and chop.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium­high heat, add chopped carrots and onions to pan and sauté about 1 minute, the onions will start to soften. Add the peppers to the pan and sauté until they start to soften. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt to taste.
  4. Allow sauce cool a bit before adding to blender or food processor if you choose to serve a less chunky sauce. Process sauce until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Transfer sauce to storage container and store in the fridge until ready to use or serve immediately with pasta if your choice. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve.
  6. If serving sauce immediately, while sauce is cooking prepare your pasta of choice. When pasta is ready serve with pasta sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 6.9
  • Sodium: 447.5
  • Fat: 4.8
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8
  • Fiber: 5.5
  • Protein: 2.3
  • Cholesterol: 0