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Italian Garden Sauce

 Italian Garden Sauce
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 110 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Italian Garden Sauce (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.