11 yummy recipes using tomato sauce

Grab that jar of tomato sauce in your cupboard and create a delicious meal for the fam. Many of our recipes call for passata, a delicious tomato purée that can be found in the pasta aisle.

By Today's Parent
11 yummy recipes using tomato sauce

One-Pan Vegetarian Lasagna

Cheesy, gooey lasagna is sure to satisfy your Meatless Monday (or Tuesday, or Wednesday). Packed with mushrooms and zucchini, it feels hearty and healthy. Get the recipe: One-Pan Vegetarian Lasagna

lasagna in a panPHOTO: Erik Putz

Chili Mac

This is comfort food, double time. The bold (but not spicy) flavours of chili meet mac and cheese in this saucy, meaty, melty delight. Get the recipe: Chili Mac

cheesy pasta with beef and beansPhoto: Erik Putz


Turkey-Bulgur Cabbage Rolls

These updated cabbage rolls feature lean turkey and bulgur, a whole grain that’s rich in protein and fibre. Get the recipe: Turkey-Bulgur Cabbage Rolls

two cabbage rolls with tomato sauce on a platePhoto: Erik Putz

Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells

These giant shells are stuffed with cheese, tomato sauce and love. Put your big kid to work spooning the filling in, and then garnishing with fresh basil when the dish comes bubbling out of the oven. Get the recipe: Cheese Stuffed Giant Shells 

casserole dish of stuffed pasta shellsPhoto: Erik Putz

Homemade Alphabet Pasta

OK, so this takes a little longer than cracking a can, but with finely chopped red peppers and zucchini stirred into the sauce, this dish a lot more good stuff than the instant version. Get the recipe: Homemade Alphabet Pasta

bento box with saucy alphabet pasta insidePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Lasagna Soup

Enjoy all the lasagna flavour you love in far less time with this tasty deconstructed version! Side it with crusty bread for the ultimate carbfest. Get the recipe: Lasagna Soup

bowl of soup with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

Enlist the help of your littles and form a meatball-making assembly line. Tell them their lunch depends on it. Get the recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

thermos filled with meatballsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted-Garlic Rosé Sauce

Yes way, rosé! With the help of a few simple ingredients you likely already have on hand (what’s up passata, garlic and cream), you too can prepare this rich restaurant-style dish! Get the recipe: Roasted-Garlic Rosé Sauce

plate of pasta with rose saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

Homemade pizza is the best—especially when it’s hockey themed. Your superfans will cheer for this pie! Get the recipe: Hockey Rink Three-Cheese Pizza

pan of homemade pizzaPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

This special recipe for classic spaghetti and meatballs comes with a surprising twist—grated veggies hidden away in the meatballs. Even the pickiest eaters will ask for slurpy seconds. Get the recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Secret

11 yummy recipes using tomato saucePhoto: Erik Putz

Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

This speedy spin on classic eggplant parm is great for vegetarian and gluten-free eaters (use gluten-free panko or skip it altogether). Store-bought marinara is a quick and easy fix to complete the recipe. Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Rolls

plate of eggplant parm with green beansPhoto: Erik Putz

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This article was originally published on Aug 07, 2018

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