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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 Johnsonville® Mild Ground 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 serving (1/2 cup) equals 441 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 891 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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