Italian Garden Sauce Recipe
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Italian Garden Sauce Recipe

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Although we plant a medium-size garden each year, we grow lots of tomatoes. This sauce is especially good because it's so chunky...and goes well with all kinds of pasta.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian Sausage
  • 8 cups diced peeled fresh tomatoes
  • 2 medium green peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 110 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large Dutch oven, brown and crumble sausage; drain. Add tomatoes, green peppers, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, water and seasonings. Cook, uncovered, for 2-1/2 hours or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Serve over pasta. Yield: about 9 cups.
Originally published as Italian Garden Sauce in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook , p11

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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hopiesauntie User ID: 3256068 202056
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"This is the best sauce I have ever had! I added diced zucchini & mushrooms, it was easy to make, chunky from the veggies,and the flavor is great! I will never buy store pasta sauce again,I will make this and freeze what's left for later."

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