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Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe

Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe

Who says spaghetti needs meat to be tasty? "I streamlined the original recipe for this deliciously different dish to reduce its 2-hour simmer time to just 10 minutes," comments Margaret Wilson from Hemet, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic powder in oil until tender. Add the spaghetti sauce, beans, tomatoes, sugar, salt, oregano and bay leaf.
  • 2. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Drain spaghetti; top with sauce and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Reviews for Vegetarian Spaghetti

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Used this recipe as a guide but adapted it to use some of the things I needed to use up and for about 3 people . I replaced the ready made spaghetti sauce and tinned tomatoes with garlic and onion wth 4 cloves of garlic and some fresh thyme iand plain tinned tomatoes , (about one and a half cans. ) Added a bit of vegetable stock and fried some mushrooms and added these instead of the chick peas. Everything else is the same It tastes lovely and has quite a strong taste which we enjoy."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever tasted. I was a little nervous about serving it to my meat n' potatoes roommates, but when I told them what I was serving, and the ingredients in it, they were so excited. And, then they were even more excited that we had enough leftovers to eat the next day. I'm going to try using this sauce for a meatless lasagna. I used organic ingredients (just starting to do that more often) and the flavors are much more intense and "real.""

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2008

"Great to see a veggie recipe! Please post more!


Reviewed Feb. 29, 2008

"The recipe sounds great, I intend to make it very soon."

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