Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

When your hungry clan requests, "Spaghetti, please!", you'll be happy to oblige with this simple savory sauce. It proves appetizingly that homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day in order to be hearty and delicious.


4 servings


1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 to 2 medium green peppers, julienned
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (14.5 ounces) cans Italian stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
hot cooked pasta


Brown sausage in a large saucepan; drain. Add green peppers, onion and garlic; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and basil; simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1/2 cup): Calories 441, Fat 16 g (Saturated Fat 5 g), Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 891 mg, Carbohydrate 55 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 20 g.

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