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Monday, October 13, 2008

Meatless Spaghetti Sauce (8 KINDS)

This first recipe for meatless spaghetti sauce comes from family circle dec 08. I love the flavors in this. I prefer Food Lion's brand of crushed tomatoes because they are more tart. Some brands, such as Walmart"s are more sweet. 1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes (I like the Food Lion Brand--nice and tart)
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning (used Mrs. Dash brand)
2 (15 oz) cans drained cannellini beans. (I only used one and it was still very good)

Cook the chopped onion for 5 minutes. Add 2 cloves of garlic and cook 1 more minute. Stir in the can of crushed tomatoes, the seasoning, and the beans. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Toss with pasta and you can add salt and pepper.


Here is another kind of meatless recipe below:

1 Large can of crushed tomatoes (low salt)
1 small can of tomato paste (low salt)
1 can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic and oregano)
package of sliced portebello mushrooms (cut in small pieces)
3/4 of a green bell pepper chopped
1 small onion -chopped
basil, oregano, garlic
1/2 can of water (when doubling the recipe, don't double the water)

Sautee the mushrooms and pepper and onion in about 1/4 cup water until cooked . Add to the rest of the ingredients in a big pot. Add basil, oregano and garlic (in amounts you desire) Simmer for 2-3 hours uncovered until the sauce is nice and thick.

This is excellent on spaghetti or for stuffed portebello mushrooms or for meatless lasagna.

A third meatless recipe that we loved on Ziti and is full of garlic flavor can be found: and

here is a fourth one: can you tell we love pasta??

Also for a Pasta Ratatouilli go here:

a creamy sauce with wine and basil:

and for one using canned Italian plum tomatoes

and one with button mushrooms/ and roasted peppers here:

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