Chunky Roasted Carrot Sauce

by | Updated: November 2nd, 2018 | Read time: 2 minutes

What’s up, doc? You should have a PhD for all the doctoring you do to recipes. You bake sweet potato to mash into brownies and grate cauliflower to turn into rice. And now it’s time you fix another comfort food: pasta. Sure, you can plate a pile of zucchini noodles. But sometimes, you want to have your real pasta and eat it, too. That’s when you need this chunky carrot sauce. The garlic-roasted carrots are a prescription for a well-balanced meal. Simply throw everything in the oven, puree and serve. Yep, that’s all, folks!

White Gravy Bowl of Roasted Carrot Sauce on Dinner Table With Pasta & Plates #recipe | Vitacost.com/blog

 

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
2 lbs. organic carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
2 cups organic tomato soup
1/4 white onion, chopped into large pieces
3 cloves garlic
Pink salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle oil onto baking sheet. Using a spatula, spread oil to coat the entire sheet.
  3. Arrange carrots on baking sheet with onion and garlic.
  4. Season carrots with pink salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Roast for 40 minutes, or until tender and starting to char. Rotate carrot slices half-way through.
  6. Remove from oven and let the carrots cool.
  7. In a high-speed blender or food processor, add carrots, onion, garlic and tomato soup. Puree until you reach your desired consistency. Add more tomato soup, as needed.

This sauce goes great with grilled chicken or ground turkey. You can also keep it vegan and pour it over protein-packed green lentil pasta. If you still prefer vegetable noodles, try this carrot sauce with spiralized beets. The carrots’ natural sweetness complements earthy, bitter beets.