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  • READY IN 30 mins

Italian Sauce

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"This is a basic Italian sauce that can be used in any dish, including lasagne, cannelloni, ravioli, etc. It's very easy and tastes so good! Also, it smells like heaven!"

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan with the red wine vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, garlic, crushed red pepper, cinnamon stick and cloves. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, until thickened and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.
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Aug 30, 2003

Really good flavor, but I found it too sweet. I would cut the sugar in half next time. Also, the sauce is a bit too watery for lasagne, so I added some tomato paste to thicken it up.

 
Mar 10, 2005

This was way too sweet and the vinegar was too much. I added tomato paste, basil, oregano and beef broth to try to thicken the sauce and cut the vinegar and sugar. I will not make this again.

 

6 Ratings

Aug 02, 2007

Won't make THIS again....wasted a lot of good tomatoes on this one!

 
Feb 16, 2010

it was a little sweet as is, so i made the following changes: i cut the sugar in half, and added 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon instead of placing a stick in the sauce... i also omitted the cloves, but added 1/8 tsp ground peppercorns. i also added sliced ring bolgna, and stewed it with the sauce. it absorbed the flavor nicely.

 
Jul 20, 2012

A little on the sweet side, I will definetely cut the sugar, maybe even just add a pinch the next time i make this.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

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

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