Carla's Low FODMAP Pasta Sauce

I created this recipe for pasta sauce when I was on a temporary low FODMAP diet and could not eat garlic and onion. It is quite fast and easy to make!
Servings 12


  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 5.3 oz tube tomato paste
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp + a pinch sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried coriander
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach chopped


  • Set a deep saucepan over medium heat. Heat the garlic-infused olive oil for 1 minute.
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato sauce.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients except for the spinach.
  • Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low.
  • Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This sauce can also simmer for longer which will allow the flavors to come out more.
  • Add spinach approximately 3 minutes before serving.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve with your choice of protein and gluten-free pasta.


Alternate options:
• If you don’t need to be on a low FODMAP diet, add garlic and onion to taste.
• If you don’t want to add sugar, you can use finely diced carrots instead.
• Most of the seasoning above can be altered depending on your taste, and you may also add other fresh vegetables as you like.
Note: If you don’t have garlic-infused olive oil, heat regular olive oil in the pan and add a whole garlic clove that has been pressed with the end of a knife tip. Let that simmer for a couple of minutes and then remove the clove before adding the rest of the ingredients.