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Pasta with Carrot Beet Sauce and fresh basil

“Nomato” Carrot Beet Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Chef Cindy
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan


“Nomato” Carrot Beet Pasta Sauce differs in flavor from red tomato sauce but has a similar texture to marinara sauce. You’ll especially enjoy this flavorful sauce with a hint of cheesy taste from nutritional yeast. Tastes great on most tomato-based sauce recipes!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, 1 cup diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 celery rib, 1 1/2 cups chopped
  • 5 carrots, 5 cups chopped
  • 1 beet, 1 1/2 cup chopped (or less)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 lemon juiced, 2 tbsp
  • fresh pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, 1 tbsp chopped


  1. Select the sauté button (cooktop – heat a medium saucepot) if using an Instant Pot. Add olive oil.
  2. Sauté onions for 5 minutes. Add garlic, celery, carrots, beets, and spices. Cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water, the cover, and cook under pressure, setting for 15 minutes using the + button to very time (cooktop – 30 minutes). Heat water for pasta. 
  3. When done, carefully release steam. Once depressurized, uncover and let cool a few minutes (cooktop – remove pot cover).  Using a ladle,  spoon in 2 batches to a Vitamix Blender. Start on low speed and increase speed gradually. Process until desired texture, adding more water for a thinner consistency.  Pour into a small pot between each batch.
  4. Reheat and stir in nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Cook pasta according to directions.
  5. Pour on top of cooked pasta. Top with chopped fresh basil and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: 7.9 g
  • Sodium: 695.4 mg
  • Fat: 2.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.7 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: nomato sauce, carrot beet sauce