Scrumptious Spaghetti Recipe
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Scrumptious Spaghetti Recipe

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This is the dish I start with when preparing the meal. This chunky sauce needs to simmer so I can focus on the rest of the meal.—Sherry Horton, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 350 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, sugar and oregano. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a serving dish. Serve with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Scrumptious Spaghetti in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p21

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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