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Fresh Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

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"Fresh roma tomatoes are gently simmered with zucchini, green and red bell pepper, mushrooms and herbs for a savory meatless spaghetti sauce. The addition of ricotta cheese, just before serving, makes the sauce nice and rich."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 30 mins

    7 hrs


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Remove skins and return tomatoes to the pot and mash them. Stir in tomato paste and 2 cups water. Cover and simmer on low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and bay leaves for 1 minute, then stir in onions; saute until onions are translucent. Stir in zucchini, green and red bell pepper and mushrooms. Slowly cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir vegetables into tomato sauce and add oregano, Italian seasoning, chili powder and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. Simmer over low heat for 6 to 8 hours. Stir in the ricotta cheese 10 minutes before serving.
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  • Note
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.
  • Serving Size: 1 cup spaghetti sauce

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2011

Very Good, 1 tip I was told by a neighbor, if you are using fresh tomatoes, place in a brown paper bag the night before and freeze. Let them start thawing in the sink and run under warm water and if they are ripe they are very easy to peal if they are still a little green they are a little harder and then you do not have boil the water and let them cool. Really enjoyed.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2010

EDIT: Try blending the tomatoes in a blender intead of smashing them for a smoother sauce. Then mix the paste in. Hope it helps! I wish this sauce had pics because if it had I wouldn't have tried it. I prefer a more smoother sauce to where I can taste the sauce on my noodles. With this sauce it more of a thicker veggie substance. The spices seemed a bit much so I did decrease on table of the oregano and am so glad I did! I think it actually needed a little less then that. NOTE: If you don't have Roma Tomatoes then be aware that they are by no means a large tomatoe, they are between small and med. size. Mash the tomatoes up good. The sauce was ok. But will definatly be looking for another sauce. Thanks for the recipe though. It was something to try!

Jun 14, 2010

Excellent sauce! Only changes I made: I did not use Riccota(will try next time) and I used regular brown sugar. Very rich complex taste , best sauce from this site for now, although takes time, but well worth it.

Dec 09, 2010

This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever had! It's deliciously rich and the flavors burst in your mouth. Absolutely recommend it - it's amazing!

Oct 05, 2010

First, my changes. Added 1/2 can of olives, used only red bell pepper and omitted the sugar and dairy. (allergic to them) And with those few changes, I had pasta sauce to RAVE about! It was fantastic!! Thank you so much, this is keeper! My first time making sauce from scratch, and I am not going back to canned-this sauce rocks!

Sep 07, 2010

This sauce was amazing! I didn't have zucchini, don't like mushrooms, used garlic powder instead of garlic, used tomato sauce instead of paste, didn't add the bay leaf or the ricotta, used a variety of tomotoes from the garden and it was just fantastic! Definitely worth the time, I will be making this again.

Aug 31, 2010

OMG this is so fabulous! I used fresh vegetables and tomatoes from my garden. So I did not use roma tomatoes, I used beefsteak tomatoes. I omitted the red bell pepper. This is the best spaghetti sauce I've ever had. Making this again for sure!

Feb 05, 2010

A really nice spaghetti sauce. Forgot the ricotta, added some meatballs. Found the sauce a little sweet but remembering the ricotta would probably halp balance that out. Love the fresh ingredients and no added salt.


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  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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