Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

Since babies’ kidneys are unable to process much salt, it’s very important to avoid salt when preparing food for your little ones – and making sure the foods you buy don’t have added salt.

If you check the ingredient list of most marinara sauces, there it is: salt.

This marinara sauce is homemade, salt-free, and has an added bonus: extra veggies!

The sauce is simple and easy – it’s actually a version of the sauce from my Bikini Bolognese that I love so much. You make the sauce and then puree to make it creamier and thicker.

When your baby is older and has more of a pincer grasp, you don’t necessarily NEED to puree the sauce, but I find that Luca couldn’t pick up the veggies in the sauce, so they were better pureed, to make a thicker sauce that has the veggies in it!

Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

I served this to Luca over spaghetti squash and he LOVED it. My husband and I just salted ours after setting his aside! And we added a bit more red pepper flakes.

Hope this easy veggie marinara makes your baby’s plate soon!

Serves 2 cups

Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes (check to make sure it's no salt added)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 garlic clove, if baby is sensitive)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot or skillet. Once oil is shimmering, add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer the veggies to a blender and add the tomatoes and oregano. Blend until creamy.
  2. If using and want warmer, pour the sauce back into the skillet used to cook the veggies and heat up. If saving, refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Salt-Free Veggie Marinara Sauce

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Karen says:
what are the nutritional counts for your salt free veggie marinara?

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