Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce. —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 12 cups chopped peeled fresh tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without spaghetti) equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, salt, oregano, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add tomato paste and brown sugar; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Discard bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 2 quarts.
Editor's Note: Browned ground beef or Italian sausage can be added to the cooked sauce if desired. The sauce also freezes well.
Originally published as Meatless Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p12

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without spaghetti) equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"I make this every year with the tomatoes from my garden and have tomato sauce all year long. It is great."

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"This is way too sweet for our taste, fairly bland as well. Great use for garden tomatoes, but still searching for a secret ingredient that can give this some flavor and something to take away the sweetness. Very disappointed."

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"Best sauce I ever made!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Excellent! I added fresh basil & doubled the garlic."

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This sauce is sweeter than I like. Of course, next time I can reduce the sugar but does anyone have any idea what I can do for this completed batch to reduce the sweet taste?"

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