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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 125.3
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,430.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Homemade Italian (Spaghetti) Sauce



Introduction

Everyone's taste in Italian sauce varies. It is truly a personal choice how much seasoning you use. I recommend beginning with 1 heaping tablespoon of each seasoning, and tasting, and adding more of what you feel is missing. Bay leaves should only be used for long term simmering, but this recipe is good for in a hurry too. Sugar is used to decrease acidity of tomatoes, and is also to taste. Everyone's taste in Italian sauce varies. It is truly a personal choice how much seasoning you use. I recommend beginning with 1 heaping tablespoon of each seasoning, and tasting, and adding more of what you feel is missing. Bay leaves should only be used for long term simmering, but this recipe is good for in a hurry too. Sugar is used to decrease acidity of tomatoes, and is also to taste.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 large onion, cut per your preference for
    2 Cloves Garlic, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
    1 C Chopped Zucchini
    1 C Chopped Summer Squash
    1 C Chopped Bell Peppers
    13 oz can of tomato paste (I prefer Contadina)
    13 oz of water
    1 14 oz can Italian style tomatoes (I prefer Delmonte diced with basil, oregano, and garlic)
    8 oz canned mushrooms (stems & pieces), with liquid
    Basil
    Oregano
    Garlic Powder
    Salt
    Bay Leaf if cooking to simmer
    Grated Parmesan
    Sugar (optional)

Directions

Preparation
1. Add olive oil to pot and heat
2 Add onions and garlic to olive oil. Cook until onions are your desired consistency
4. Add mushrooms, with liquid, and tomatoes
5. Add tomato paste and water, mix until well blended
6. Add seasonings and parmesan to desired taste
7. Add sugar if necessary
8. Cook until hot through (or if desired, allow to simmer)
9. If you used a bay leaf, remove before serving

This is a great sauce to serve over any pasta. Add a slice of provolone over my "Mock Fried Chicken" recipe for a delicious chicken parmegian.


As with most of my recipes, this can be thinned if you prefer a thinner sauce. We just happen to like it thick.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SILKENSTRAND.





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