This simple pasta sauce requires just five ingredients for a plant-based, flavorful fall sauce with notes of thyme, garlic, and caramelized onion.free from: gluten/ wheat, soy, egg, dairy, fish/ shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts
Course: Main Course, Sauce
Author: Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN
1tbspextra virgin olive oil
1yellow or sweet onion, diced
3/4cupunsalted or low sodium vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and caramelize until lightly golden brown (about 9-10 minutes) stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic and thyme and saute 1-2 minutes.
Combine caramelized onions, pumpkin, and broth in blender. Starting at low speed and increasing to high, blend 30-60 seconds or until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I always add a pinch of black pepper and typically a pinch of salt when I use unsalted broth).
Enjoy this pasta over your noodles or vegetable "noodles" of choice! I find this to be the perfect amount of sauce for 16 ounces of pasta, but use as much or as little as you prefer. The sauce freezes well, so you can freeze half for another meal later.
The recipe makes 8 servings. One serving is a heaping quarter cup, and what I find to be a good amount for a two ounce serving of pasta.