TVP Pasta Sauce

Simple and delicious red sauce recipe using gout friendly / vegan textured vegetable protein or TVP.
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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gout Friendly, red sauce, tvp, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal
Author: James Strange



  • 1 Cup textured vegetable protein
  • 2 Cups Water


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Cup Onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Cup Zucchini diced


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic power or granulated


  • 28 oz tomatoes 1 28 oz can tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Veggie Stock


Hydrate the TVP

  • To one cup of textured vegetable protein add two cups of water.
  • Let soak twenty minutes
  • Squeeze out excess water and set aside.

Cook the veggies

  • On medium heat preheat the pan.
  • Add one Tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic, onion, tomato paste and a small pinch of salt.
  • While stirring often cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the onion has softened and the tomato paste has slightly darkened.
  • After the tomato paste has changed color add the rest of your veggies. Add another pinch of salt.
  • While continuing to stir cook your veggies for about 5 minutes or so.

Finish the sauce

  • After the veggies have cooked add the can of tomatoes, re-hydrated TVP, veggie stock and seasoning.
  • While occasionally stirring cook on medium to low heat for about fifteen minutes.
  • Check and adjust seasoning
  • Cook for an additional five minutes.
  • Now the sauce is ready to serve.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1697IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
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