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Pizza-Flavored Pasta Sauce

 Pizza-Flavored Pasta Sauce
I’ve been cooking since I was 6 years old and I’m always watching for recipes my friends and family will love. So when I tasted an unforgettable spaghetti sauce at a local restaurant, I just had to make my own version. —Angelina Falzarano, Midlothian, Texas
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 7 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, pepper and
  • onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up
  • sausage into crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, olives and
  • Italian seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or
  • until heated through. Serve over pasta. Yield: 9 servings (2-1/4
  • quarts).
Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 200 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 934 mg sodium,

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Pizza-Flavored Pasta Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.
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