Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Lean turkey sausage links spice up this hearty sauce that turns pasta into a splendid main dish. "I blend a cup of the sauce for my young son, so there are no chunks of vegetables, and he loves it," says Laurinda Johnston, a field editor in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 3 Italian turkey sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups hot cooked spaghetti
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce with 1/2 cup spaghetti (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 230 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the celery, onion, green pepper and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are tender and water is reduced.
  2. Crumble sausage over vegetable mixture; cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, pepper and remaining water.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with spaghetti. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Homemade Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce with 1/2 cup spaghetti (calculated without Parmesan cheese) equals 230 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Very, very tasty. Makes a lot. Wondering if I am able to can it."

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This sauce is delicious and makes a ton; I divide it and freeze half. I use spicy Italian turkey sausage, which makes it very flavorful, plus I add sliced mushrooms. Yum!"

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"Best spaghetti sauce I have ever tasted made with turkey"

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"LOVE this recipe! I tweaked it a bit with added seasonings and with the tomato sauce I use 2 - 28 oz crushed tomatoes instead of the diced......love it in lasagna!"

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"This sauce is delicious! Absolutely worth making."

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