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Basil Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

My homemade sauce is packed with fresh tomatoes and assorted seasonings. Folks who sample it never seem to miss the meat.—Marlane Jones, Allentown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups coarsely chopped peeled tomatoes (about 5 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Yield: about 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving equals 128 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.