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The Very Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 7 hr

The Very Best Spaghetti Sauce

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"This is sooooo good! It's a slow cooked, meatless spaghetti sauce with TONS and TONS of vegetables, and its just sooooo good! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 30 mins
  • READY IN

    7 hrs

Directions

  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 brown sugar. Simmer over low heat for 6 to 8 hours. Stir in the ricotta cheese 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 22, 2003

This was an excellent recipe until we added the cheese. With all the fresh veggies it tasted wonderful as it was cooking. When we added the ricotta it was terrible. We made it again and just served the fresh sauce on pasta, it was great!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2002

After hours of cooking this turned out horrible. There are 4 adults and 2 children at my table and none of them liked it.

 
Oct 07, 2004

This recipie was very good. If you substitute a tsp of crushed, dried red peppers for the fresh red peppers, it gives the sauce a serious kick. This sauce also freezes quite well.

 
Jan 22, 2008

very good but a little too chunky for the little ones! I put it in a blender to make it a little smoother.

 
Apr 15, 2011

This is sooooo tasty! Before reading any of the reviews, I chose to leave out the Ricotta as I was looking for a meatless tomato base, not a creamy base. I also added 2 grated carrots and a couple extra cloves of grated garlic. Also, I used canned/chopped tomatoes as I didn't have time to boil/skin/mash them and it turned out excellent. This is for sure a keeper! Add a nice ceasar salad and dinner is served!

 
Jan 22, 2010

Was looking for a good, chunky meatless pasta sauce and this was pretty good. After reading reviews, skipped the ricotta. I also added lots of fresh basil and a couple of diced carrots.

 
Oct 07, 2009

Very good! I left the ricotta cheese out and add that to the sauce on the noodles. It makes a lot; there are several containers in the freezer ready to reheat for a quick meal.

 
Aug 06, 2012

Lacked salt and the amount of tomato paste tended to give it somewhat of a bitter taste. Good base recipe, but would tweak it. Be careful if using a crockpot to be sure & check after 5-6 hours. Sauce may start to burn after 6 hours depending on your crockpot.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

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

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