A smooth, tasty tomato-based sauce full of fresh ingredients! Great as a pasta sauce or dipping sauce for garlic bread! Super kid-friendly!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the diced tomatoes, celery, carrots, sweet onion, garlic, tomato paste, water, red wine, sage, basil, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook the sauce at a simmer until the carrots are tender, about 1 hour.

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  • Pour the sauce into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses to get the sauce moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean container. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the sauce in the pot.

Nutrition Facts

47.7 calories; 0.9 g protein; 5.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 131.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Very good and easy meatless pasta sauce. Only change I made was sub a can of beef broth for the water-trick we learned from Rachael Ray. Made enough to freeze a quart for later-Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2011
we ate it but family of 4 did not like this recipe. Self note to be skeptic cooking with red wine in the future just not our thing. wine used: Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Very good and easy meatless pasta sauce. Only change I made was sub a can of beef broth for the water-trick we learned from Rachael Ray. Made enough to freeze a quart for later-Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
This is an excellent sauce...I needed to make my own as I am on a low salt diet and the commercial sauces are disasterous for sodium. Am also looking forward to making it with garden tomatoes later this summer. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Great tasting easy to make used the other suggestion of beef broth instead of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
Five Stars! This sauce is so flavorful and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Finally a pasta sauce my whole family likes. But still trying to find a way that it does not get so watery when served on the spagetti. Would recommend this highly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
This was very very nice. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2010
I tried this for my christmas dinner and it was delicious...Thank you for sharing the recipe..! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/23/2011
we ate it but family of 4 did not like this recipe. Self note to be skeptic cooking with red wine in the future just not our thing. wine used: Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
did not have celery so added squash for fun. Very good. Added some meatballs after all was said and done. What can i say I need meat in my life... Read More
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