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Basil Pasta Sauce

 Basil Pasta Sauce
Nothing beats the aroma of this speedy simmered pasta sauce...except its wonderful taste. To round out the meal, toss together a green salad and pop some garlic bread in the oven as shown in the photo at right. Or, steam asparagus for a swift side dish and pick up a chocolate cream pie from the supermarket.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Hot cooked fettuccine or pasta of your choice

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms and onions in oil. Add garlic;
  • cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, wine, basil and salt. Bring
  • to a boil; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the sausage and
  • tomato paste; heat through. Serve with pasta. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 272 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 1,380 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.