Rating: 4.26 stars
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

Quick and awesome spaghetti sauce with bell pepper, garlic and onion.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a hot skillet, saute bell pepper and onion on medium-high for 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute one more minute. Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth. Remove from heat.

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  • Place mixture in blender and blend until the desired level of chunkiness is achieved. Return to medium-low heat. Stir in tomato paste one tablespoon at a time until desired level of thickness is reached. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 15.2g; fat 0.6g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 572mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (108)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
This was great and very easy! It tasted very similar to a good bottled spaghetti sauce but I didnt have to go to the store and buy it since I keep all of these ingredients on hand all the time. I used it in the "Pasta Lasagna" recipe. It was a huge hit. My 6 year old daughter ate 3 (small) plates full and it's rare that I can get her to eat more than 2 or 3 bites at dinner time. She actually asked if she could have a third plate of this instead of a piece of the Valentine's day ice cream cake I brought home. That was shocking. I was really surprised at how easy this was too. I used the exact amount of seasoning and all other ingredients just as the recipe is written and I am not sure why others leave the bell pepper out (unless they just didn't have any) because that gives it a great flavor. Great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/21/2010
Not impressed...made as written and was very bland and not very "tomatoey". I questioned the cup of chicken both and I think that may have diluted some of the flavor. Had to do some serious doctoring to get it to be edible. Sorry won't be making this one again. Read More
(9)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2008
This was great and very easy! It tasted very similar to a good bottled spaghetti sauce but I didnt have to go to the store and buy it since I keep all of these ingredients on hand all the time. I used it in the "Pasta Lasagna" recipe. It was a huge hit. My 6 year old daughter ate 3 (small) plates full and it's rare that I can get her to eat more than 2 or 3 bites at dinner time. She actually asked if she could have a third plate of this instead of a piece of the Valentine's day ice cream cake I brought home. That was shocking. I was really surprised at how easy this was too. I used the exact amount of seasoning and all other ingredients just as the recipe is written and I am not sure why others leave the bell pepper out (unless they just didn't have any) because that gives it a great flavor. Great! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
This was very quick easy and good! I didn't do the peppers added more garlic and some salt just our preferences. Also I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of whole skipping the blender step. I usually make the kind of spaghetti sauce that you let simmer for a few hours but was pressed for time and tried this and I'm glad I did. Excellent! Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2005
I made this sauce last night and was really pleased with the results. I left out the green pepper(hubby doesn't care for them) and I also added some salt and a touch of sugar. My 8 year old said it was the best spaghetti sauce he ever tasted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2007
Super delicious! I changed a couple things because I wanted to make more to put in the freezer. I doubled the garlic tomatoes chicken broth and tomato paste. I also added about 2 tbsp of garlic salt to the 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef I cooked. Along with 1 tsp of ground oregano. Simple and quick recipe! My husband and toddler loved it and asked for me to make the homemade stuff from now on instead of the store-bought kind. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2008
We like a little chunkier sauce so I use diced tomates w/ basil...also I use Vegetable broth or stock in place of the chicken stock...Mushrooms are also a good add as well as a little grated carrot for sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2004
I've never made sauce this way and this recipe wasn't quite as fast to the table as I was looking for (hungry toddler). With a few changes I got it to the table within about 15 minutes. I sauted the garlic and onion (I was out of green peppers) then I added a can of Muir Glen crushed tomatoes with basil. I added some parsley and oregano heated it up and that was it. It got an "mmmm" from my 22-month-old. I decided to skip the chicken broth and tomato paste because I wanted the fresh taste of the Muir Glen tomatoes to be front and center and I didn't want to spend an extra 20 minutes making the sauce. This is a good after work recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2012
It was really great. Fast and the fam loved it. Plus I usually have all the ingredients around. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2005
This was easy to make and had a great taste. I usually keep a can of prepared spaghetti sauce on the pantry shelf for those nights when I want a quick meal. Because I was out of that I found this recipe and liked the taste much better. I followed the recipe as written except I only used 1/2 a bell pepper since my husband doesn't like a strong green-pepper taste. I would recommend adding a dash of salt. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
09/21/2010
Not impressed...made as written and was very bland and not very "tomatoey". I questioned the cup of chicken both and I think that may have diluted some of the flavor. Had to do some serious doctoring to get it to be edible. Sorry won't be making this one again. Read More
(9)