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Meatless Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Garden vegetables and a generous sprinkling of herbs liven up this spaghetti sauce. You'll never miss the meat, guarantees Bruce Emery of Huntington Beach, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 40 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 2 cups diced green peppers
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Burgundy wine or water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 cups hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • 1. In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute the onions, green peppers, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, wine or water, sugar, vinegar and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Discard bay leaf. Serve over spaghetti. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup sauce with 1 cup spaghetti) equals 320 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 536 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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