Protein Pasta Sauce Base: Elevate Your Pasta Night with a Nutritious Twist!

Are you ready to take your pasta game to the next level? Look no further than our Protein Pasta Sauce Base recipe, featuring the versatile and nutritious Grow Daily plain protein powder. Perfect for those seeking a healthier alternative to traditional pasta sauces, this recipe offers a delectable blend of rich flavors and essential nutrients, all in a creamy, protein-packed sauce. Let's dive into how to create this culinary masterpiece that's sure to become a household favorite!

Prep & Serving Size:

  • Recipe makes 8 servings.
  • Time: 30 minutes


  • 56 oz Crushed Tomatoes (2 28oz cans)
  • 2 cups diced white Onion
  • 2 tbsp fresh Garlic, chopped
  • 5 tbsp fresh Basil, chopped*
  • 5 tbsp fresh Italian Parsley, chopped*
  • 1 tbsp fresh Rosemary, chopped*
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar**
  • 5 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 3 scoops Grow Daily 3+ or 10+ Plain Powder


  1. Prepare Protein Mixture: Mix Grow Daily 3+ or 10+ plain with enough water to make a creamy paste. Add tomato paste and mix well. Let sit for 15 minutes, adding water if it becomes too thick. It should be the consistency of a thick sauce or yogurt.
  2. Sauté Aromatics: Heat a large pan or pot over medium heat, then add olive oil. Sauté onions and garlic until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add Spices and Tomatoes: Stir in all the spices and roast for about 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and coconut sugar, stirring until well combined. Incorporate the prepared protein mixture into the sauce and stir until fully combined. Reduce heat to low and cook with the lid on for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve: Pair this protein-packed sauce with your choice of protein (bison, beef, turkey, chicken, TVP, Tofu) and your favorite pasta. Adjust serving sizes accordingly; if preferred, you can divide the recipe into 10 servings.


    • *Feel free to substitute fresh spices with dry ones, but adjust quantities accordingly as dry spices are less potent. Alternatively, you can use a pre-mixed salt-free Italian herb blend.
    • **Coconut sugar helps balance the acidity of tomatoes. If desired, you can omit it based on personal preference.

    Elevate your pasta night with this Protein Pasta Sauce Base, offering a flavorful and nutritious twist that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your body fueled with essential protein. Enjoy the goodness of homemade pasta sauce with added health benefits – it's a win-win for your next family dinner!