Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
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  • Ingredients 4 medium onions, chopped1/2 cup canola oil12 cups chopped peeled fresh tomatoes4 garlic cloves, minced3 bay leaves4 teaspoons salt2 teaspoons dried oregano1-1/4 teaspoons pepper1/2 teaspoon dried basil2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste1/3 cup packed brown sugarHot cooked pastaMinced fresh basil, optional View Recipe Directions In a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, salt, oregano, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and brown sugar; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Discard bay leaves. Serve with pasta and basil, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen tips Browned ground beef or Italian sausage can be added to the cooked sauce if desired. The sauce also freezes well. Nutrition Facts 1/2 cup: 133 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Originally published as Meatless Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 1995 RECOMMENDED VIDEO Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.



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