If you鈥檙e a tomato lover, chances are you can鈥檛 get enough tomato soup or marinara sauce. But if tomatoes aren鈥檛 really your thing 鈥 or if you have to avoid nightshades for health reasons 鈥 you might be looking for a pasta sauce recipe that鈥檚 completely tomato-free. Don鈥檛 worry 鈥 cheesy pasta (while obvi super delicious) isn鈥檛 your only option for indulging in a yummy, carb-y meal. There are tons of pasta sauce recipes sans 鈥榤atos that will leave your taste buds totally satisfied. Here are 10 tomato-free pasta sauces to add to your arsenal.


1. Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta: Love Alfredo sauce? Lucky you, since Alfredo isn鈥檛 usually tomato-based in the first place. This recipe takes an already good thing and makes it even better. Bonus: It鈥檚 perfect for when fall weather truly hits. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

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2. The Ultimate Nomato Sauce: This gluten-free, sugar-free, low-fat, vegan recipe is specifically designed for people with nightshade intolerances. It鈥檚 the perfect option for marinara lovers who simply can鈥檛 do tomatoes. You can thank pumpkin and beetroot for the gorgeous red color that will make you forget ALL about tomatoes. (via Southern in Law)


3. Creamy Avocado 鈥淧asta鈥: This low-carb recipe is designed to be Paleo-friendly, substituting spiralized zucchini noodles for wheat pasta鈥 but you鈥檙e welcome to use real spaghetti if you鈥檇 like. The delicious sauce is avocado-based and also contains walnuts, parsley, asparagus and coconut milk for a hearty and healthy feast. (via The Healthy Foodie)


4. One-Pan Butternut Squash Penne: If you love penne noodles, this sauce is absolutely *perfect* for 鈥檈m. The creamy, sweet taste of butternut squash makes for a delicious recipe base, creating a sauce that鈥檚 perfect for fall. (via Chew Out Loud)


5. Carrot Pasta Sauce: To review: We鈥檝e learned that you can swap out tomatoes for butternut squash, avocado, beets and鈥 carrots? Yep, this sauce uses our favorite snackable root veggie to create a creamy and delicious tomato-free alternative. (via The Cookie Writer)


6. Tomatoless 鈥淭omato鈥 Sauce: This fabulous tomato-free option calls for zucchini, butternut squash, garlic, onion, beet stock, plus a flavorful combination of basil, oregano and apple cider vinegar. The result is a flavorful dish that will make you forget you鈥檙e missing tomatoes in the first place. (via The Nourishing Gourmet)

7. Creamy Pesto Sauce With Coconut Milk: You鈥檙e not sacrificing any flavor with this delicious pesto recipe. The concoction is rich in fat, flavor and texture, made with coconut milk, butter, mozzarella cheese and basil-based pesto sauce. (via The Rising Spoon)


8. Quick and Easy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce: Ground cauliflower is a fantastic substitution for cream-based sauces, giving you an extra dose of veggies while toning down the fat content. Bonus: This sauce is super easy to make too. (via I Wash You Dry)


9. Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta: Avocado and spinach are kind of a dream team when it comes to nutritious, green produce. Try this recipe, which combines them with pecans and basil for an uber-healthy meal. (via Jo Cooks)


10. AIP-Friendly Paleo 鈥楴o鈥檓ato Sauce: This classic marinara sauce 鈥 minus the tomatoes, of course 鈥 rounds out our list. It鈥檚 a healthy and intolerance-friendly sauce that鈥檇 be the perfect complement to traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Just substitute zucchini noodles if you鈥檙e eating Paleo or gluten-free. (via Merit + Fork)

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