This AIP Spaghetti Sauce has NO TOMATOES in it – or peppers, or nightshades of any kind – but it is rich and tastes just like the original!Jump to Recipe
It’s slurpy, it’s messy and I’ve missed it. I never knew that nightshades were an issue for me until going AIP, and when I discovered it, I was crushed. I LOVE tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tomatillos and eggplant. I’ve grown gobs of the aforementioned, and canned some, too. And the sauces! Oh, the sauces… Drool.
Well, let us be deprived of spaghetti sauce NO MORE. (Yeah, I know. Nobody’s invented an AIP spaghetti yet. Give me time, and I will. Ha! 🤔) This sauce has zero nightshades in it, and is chock full of nutrient dense goodness.
Before we go any further…
We need to talk about one ingredient: red wine. You read that right. Red wine. So let’s chat about it. If you or someone in your house suffers from alcoholism, or you feel twitchy about using alcohol in your cooking, really just avoid that ingredient and the step that goes with it. The taste will not be the same, but the AIP is a journey that is unique to each person. You do you. From an AIP perspective, however, wine is allowed in cooking if it is cooked off, which it is in this case. For the full explanation and the science behind it, please read this article by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne. The red wine in this recipe adds a dimension to the flavor that is really wonderful. The red wine vinegar that goes in at the end is already totes AIP.
So now, how will you use this sauce? You can put it on zoodles (spiralized zucchini), any other vegetable spirals, or spaghetti squash. You can try it on sweet potato glass noodles (but it will look weird). If you are brave and slightly devious, you might even put it on the actual spaghetti that your family is eating and not tell them. Heh heh heh… 😏
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Mangiamo!
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