Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce

Monday, August 22, 2022
Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce is a hearty vegetarian sauce we love in our house. It has so much flavor and is easy to make in under 30 minutes. We love it over pasta, or spaghetti squash. 

A white pasta bowl with Tri Colored Rotini topped with Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce.

Since it's Monday I thought it was the perfect day to revisit a quick, inexpensive, meatless Monday family favorite Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce.

I've had several readers ask for healthy quick meals or a filling meal on a budget and this is a definite go to lunch or dinner in our house for either of those.

Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce over pasta is a great meatless Monday dish since it is inexpensive, easy, and satisfying. It is also extremely budget friendly if you can find canned artichokes on sale.

My kids love this, but my kids do eat most veggies and love artichokes.

Here's how to make Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce:

Sautéed onion, celery, and mushrooms in a stainless steel pan.

Sauté in a large pan:
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Chopped Medium Sized Onion
  • 2 ribs Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 pound Sliced Mushrooms
 Over medium high heat until onions caramelize.

  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 
Or if available some fresh basil, rosemary and oregano instead of Italian Seasonings. My poor basil plant looks to poor to cut up right now, hopefully it will recover as the weather improves.

Tomatoes added to onions, celery, and mushrooms in a stainless steel pan.

  • 58 ounces Canned Tomatoes, Diced (I really like San Marzano Tomatoes when I can get them.)
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (Feel free to add more if you love garlic like me!)
Stir well and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.

Add 13 ounces Artichoke Hearts Canned in Water, Chopped

Stir well and serve.

Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce over the top of Tri Colored Rotini in a white pasta bowl with a cream colored napkin to the right hand side.

Enjoy over pasta or cooked spaghetti sauce. We also love it in Lasagna.  I like rotini cooked until al dente and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. 

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Dinner, Pasta Sauce
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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Artichoke Mushromm Tomato Sauce

Artichoke Mushromm Tomato Sauce

Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce is a quick, healthy, inexpensive, budget friendly meal that is delicious over pasta or in lasagna.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 2 ribs Celery, Chopped
  • 1/2 pound Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Italians Seasoning ( If available you could use fresh basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme instead.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper or To Taste
  • 58 ounces Canned Tomatoes, Diced (I like San Marzano.)
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 13 ounces Whole Artichoke Hearts Canned In Water, Chopped
  • 1 pound Cooked Pasta Al Dente
  • Parmesan Cheese For Garnish (optional)


  1. Add olive oil, onions, celery, and mushrooms to a deep pot or sauté pan.
  2. Sauté over medium high heat until onions just start to caramelize.
  3. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well and allow the Italian seasoning to become fragrant about 1 minute.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and minced garlic.
  5. Cover and simmer on low for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Add chopped artichoke hearts and stir well.
  7. Serve over cooked pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.

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A white pasta bowl full or Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce over Tri Colored Rotini and topped with grated parmesan cheese. There is a green banner at the top with white text with black outline Artichoke, Black Text with white outline Mushroom, and below that white text with black outline Tomato Sauce.
2 photos the top photo is a photo of a white pasta bowl with tri colored rotini topped with Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce and the bottom photo is on a close up of half the bowl. There is a white banner between the two photos with black text Artichoke Mushroom Tomato Sauce.


  1. You know I can almost smell it cooking, right? :)I bet it makes the house fell comfy cozy! I never had artichokes in tomato sauce - have to try that. Hugs!

  2. Well this looks simple enough :) Love all those flavors! This is my kind of comfort food!

  3. I looooove artichokes! This recipe sounds great!

  4. Oh, this sounds marvelous!!! Of course, my picky family would be pulling out the mushrooms and artichokes...but that makes more for me, right?

  5. Delicious! I love, love, LOVE artichokes! What a GREAT idea to make them in a red sauce! Also, thanks for the scoop on the new pasta. I have tried and tried to like whole wheat pasta, but it's just not happening...

  6. Wow - that sounds absolutely amazing!

  7. What a delicious and healthy tomato sauce that is! SO perfect for any kind of pasta!

  8. Either my computer or something is up with you site? I love the idea of this post: mushrooms + artichokes to make a pasta sauce but the font of the screen (other than comments) looks like wingdings?

  9. That looks awesome! Can it work with any pasta? I am thinking of trying it with Farfelle

    1. Hi Rini, Yes Farfelle works great we've enjoyed the sauce with all sorts of pasta! I only use rotini because it reminds me of childhood! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Delicious! I made it last night with soft polenta. It makes plenty of sauce so we'll have the leftovers today for lunch with the hardened polenta. The house smelled so good. I also used all fresh herbs and doubled the amount called for the dried. My husband and I just got back from Italy, so we are trying to "extend" our trip by eating Italian food back home...


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