This is a nice dish, meatless and goes well with a small side salad, piece of bread and a hearty appetite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
additional:
5 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil, and cook garlic just until softened. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat and cook at least 3 hours.

  • Add cooked penne pasta and let sit at least 5 minutes before stirring and serving.

Cook's Note:

If your guests aren't vegan, sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 52.9g; fat 17.9g; sodium 519.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
This was a really great recipe but I suggest only using 1 (28 oz) can 7 yields so much that you could feed 20 people! But I use this sauce now for spaghetti and such too thank you! It's very easy and excellent:) S Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2007
good recipe. I too cut down the quantity as it made too much. I adjusted the preparation of the pasta by draining it while it was still quite al dente and then putting it in a hot non-stick frying pan with the amount of sauce that I wanted. I heated it through for about a minute and the pasta took on more of the flavour of the sauce. (grandma's trick) Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
This was a really great recipe but I suggest only using 1 (28 oz) can 7 yields so much that you could feed 20 people! But I use this sauce now for spaghetti and such too thank you! It's very easy and excellent:) S Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2007
good recipe. I too cut down the quantity as it made too much. I adjusted the preparation of the pasta by draining it while it was still quite al dente and then putting it in a hot non-stick frying pan with the amount of sauce that I wanted. I heated it through for about a minute and the pasta took on more of the flavour of the sauce. (grandma's trick) Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2004
Super easy with wonderful results. Cooked it for my family and they loved it. I added some olives though, for a tangier taste. All in all, a good recipie. Thank You, Holly! :0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
Very good and very simple. I used the advice of another of only using 1 - 28oz can instead of 7 and it worked out awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
Simple wonderful. It's amazing that this happens with so few ingredients! The long simmer really is essential to concentrate the tomato flavors; I simmered mine for five hours (just because it was more convenient) and honestly I'd recommend at least four. After three I thought the tomatoes were still a little sharp. My two biggest concerns going in were the oil and the crushed red pepper; I was afraid there'd be too much oil and too little chili. Wrong on both counts. I made the full recipe and will be happy to freeze it to use for another three meals. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2013
I for one am glad to have left over sauce to freeze for another time. This is an excellent and a very quick tasty sauce tweaked or not. Recipes are guidelines not something written in stone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2008
the best easiest favored recipe! yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Oops - just saw what my mistake was -- I used only one can of tomatoes! Definitely scale bale. very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2015
I didn't use the same proportions as it suggested because i am only making for one. but it came out fantastic! I added some vegetarian meatballs. (the meatless meatball kind) I would make this sauce again for more than one pasta recipe. Read More
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