Grandma Montella's Zucchini Sauce

Grandma Montella's Zucchini Sauce
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 18.8
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 12.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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A good summer sauce. Light in calories. Low sodium. Serve it over pasta, rice, or rice pasta. A good summer sauce. Light in calories. Low sodium. Serve it over pasta, rice, or rice pasta.
Number of Servings: 48


    28-oz can of tomato puree
    2 6-oz cans of plain tomato paste, no salt added
    small to medium onion, chopped
    oregano (maybe a generous Tbsp - to taste)
    12-15 leaves basil, fresh or dried, to taste
    Tbsp fennel seed, to taste
    1 tsp minced garlic
    Tbsp olive oil
    4 small zucchini (small ones are more tender and don't take as long to cook)
    bell pepper, optional


If you're using bell pepper, chop it and saute in olive oil. When it starts to get soft, add onion. Add fennel and garlic after a minute. When the onion's soft, add tomato puree, paste and herbs. Don't add salt; it's bad for you. Let simmer for 45 minutes while you slice the zucchini, leaving the skin on (they hold together better). Toss the slices in the sauce and let cook until soft.

Makes about 48 ounces (nutritional info is per ounce of sauce). You can freeze it -- zucchini will get mushy, but it won't hurt the taste.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELENASAN.

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