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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.

A SECOND RECIPE:

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: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/01/spinach-tomato-ziti.html and

here is a fourth one: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/02/ziti-with-tomato-sauce-and-substitute.html can you tell we love pasta??

Also for a Pasta Ratatouilli go here: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/03/pasta-ratatouilli.html

a creamy sauce with wine and basil: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/04/rigatoni-or-ziti-with-creamy-tomato.html

and for one using canned Italian plum tomatoes http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/05/spaghetti-sauce-using-canned-italian.html

and one with button mushrooms/ and roasted peppers here: http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/05/creamy-button-mushroom-roasted-red.html

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