Show Subscription Form




Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Publisher Photo
"I turned to soy crumbles when I was trying to reduce the fat and carbs from traditional marinara," explains Green Lake, Wisconsin's Thomas Licking. The result was this stick-to-your-ribs sauce that's so hearty, no one will miss the meat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups frozen vegetarian meat crumbles
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 106 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 562 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 3-4 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chives, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir in vegetarian meat crumbles; cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve over pasta if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: Vegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source made from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.
Originally published as Quick Marinara in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p61

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 106 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 562 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

Reviews for Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

AVERAGE RATING
   (0)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (0)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT