Glass jar of Nomato Sauce on a marble background with a white towel, wooden spoon, and basil on the side.

AIP Nomato Sauce

  • Author: Anne Marie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: ~4 cups


This recipe for homemade Italian nomato sauce is so easy, you’ll never go back to store bought! This sauce has so many uses – my favorite is to make it for lasagna or pasta. The texture and flavor are spot on with that of a traditional tomato sauce or marinara, but without all the inflammatory nightshade vegetables. AIP, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly!



  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 cup bone broth (can substitute water, see note #1)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic Herb Primal Palate Blend from the Everyday AIP spice blends pack  (can substitute granulated garlic and dried parsley to taste)

Optional flavor enhancers

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 10 pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast


  1. Heat coconut oil in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Chop onions and add to coconut oil.
  2. Chop remaining veggies while onions saute. When onions are slightly translucent, add chopped celery, carrots, and beet to onions.
  3. Once all veggies are soft, add pumpkin puree, diced garlic, bone broth, sea salt, and Primal Palate spice blend. Cook about 10 minutes.
  4. Add optional flavor enhancers like lemon juice, basil leaves, olives, and nutritional yeast.
  5. Blend with an immersion blender in the sauce pan, or transfer to a blender or food processor. Pulse until you achieve the desired texture.


  1. If you prefer your sauce to be a bit thicker, you can reduce the bone broth or water, and if you prefer a thinner sauce, you can add more. I’ve found 2 1/2 cups to be a good middle ground, so I would give or take from there.
  2. Enjoy with my AIP Pizza Bite recipe, or add to spiralized zucchini noodles for an AIP take on traditional spaghetti.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Cuisine: Italian