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Chunky Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

When your hungry clan requests, "Spaghetti, please!", you'll be happy to oblige with this simple savory sauce. It proves appetizingly that homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day in order to be hearty and delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 to 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • 1. Brown sausage in a large saucepan; drain. Add green peppers, onion and garlic; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and basil; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Serve over pasta. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 441 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 891mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews for Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

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amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 20049
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"This sauce is really thick & hearty I used Hot Italian Sausage and added some red pepper flakes because I like it spicy :o)

Very Good ! Will make again soon."

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countrybuttercup User ID: 1947864 22950
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Oh my gosh!!! I have used this recipe for years and it easy soooo amazing in taste! I have 6 boys and ALL just love this as well. It is also so super easy and quick to make! Enjoy! This is one of those "keepers""

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Dmurf59 User ID: 5418894 21623
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"This is a VERY tasty sauce. I made it without any meat and just started by sauteeing the onion, garlic and peppers (I added chopped celery, too). The stewed tomatoes and peppers add just enough sweetness. My family loved it and I'm going to try this on my homemade pizza!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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