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Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

This is chock full of vegetables with a slight hint of heat from the jalapenos – very tasty over noodles or brown rice. Angel hair pasta is a favorite of ours since it is lighter textured.

2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups marinara sauce (use your favorite or homemade)
1 cup of celery
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
1 cup carrots, julienned
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
½ pound button mushrooms, sliced
2 medium zucchini, sliced in half moons
2 tablespoon jalapenos, jarred or fresh, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup red wine, Merlot
1 teaspoon oregano
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1 pound angel hair pasta or pasta of choice

  • In large pan, sauté onion, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, celery and zucchini in olive oil.  Cook until tender.
  • Add tomato products to pan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add jalapenos and seasonings.
  • Boil water in separate pot with a dash of salt and a splash of olive oil. Add pasta when water is boiling and stir often. Boil until tender or “al dente”, drain in colander.
  • Serve sauce over noodles.

Serves: 6-8

Total cooking time: 45 minutes


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12:44AM PST on Feb 8, 2015

Thank you!

10:58PM PST on Jan 21, 2015

Looks like it would serve far more than 6-8. More like 8-12. Looks good just the same.

2:36AM PST on Dec 22, 2014

Not just for the vegetarians

2:15AM PST on Dec 22, 2014

thanks for sharing ;) i'l take the pre-heated verry veggie version ;)

wish you all a merry christmas ;-)

11:46PM PST on Dec 20, 2014

Substitute the olive oil with coconut oil - you will be amazed at how much nicer your meals will taste and coconut oil has a much higher tolerance to be becoming denatured when heated than olive oil.

12:54AM PST on Dec 19, 2014


4:14PM PST on Dec 14, 2014

Thank you

2:49PM PST on Dec 14, 2014

Thanks for sharing

1:04PM PST on Dec 13, 2014

How can something be very veggie? That's almost an overstatement. Either it's veggie or non veggie. That sort of like a pre-heated oven. Aren't there technically only two states that an oven can possibly exist in? Either it's heated or unheated. Pre-heated seems like a meaningless term. Okay I sense I've gone too far now lol.

12:59PM PST on Dec 13, 2014


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