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Italian Pasta Sauce

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"I picked up this recipe when I lived in Italy; everyone loves it. Thought it was time to share! The Merlot and chicken granules are very important ingredients that set this recipes aside from other sauces."
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1 h 15 m servings 64
Original recipe yields 18 servings (9 cups)


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Sit tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, chicken bouillon granules, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper with the onion mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer, stirring frequently, for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 64 calories; 1.2 10.1 2.4 < 1 788 Full nutrition

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I doubled this recipe - it is really good and even better the next day. The chicken granules made this a bit too salty, next time I would cut that back, maybe in half. I would also suggest add...

I made this for the first time tonight and the flavor was excellent! It was a little salty from the bouillon, but otherwise wonderful.

I made this but used chicken stock base testing it carefully not having over salt. The sauce turned out great! I am going to make a hug batch and can it. That saves me time and can go with many ...

I made this recipe & it was delicious. Also wanted to let others know since they said it was too salty to use Herb Ox (Sodium Free) granulated chicken bouillon.That will solve the too salty tast...

I have made it a couple times now. The bouillon cubes do make it a little salty. I'm also after browning the meat going to get rid of the excess oil, then add the wine to let that cool down. Tha...

Super easy and very delicious!!! Sadly, I didn't have the merlot so I wound up adding in two tbs sugar. Definitely will have the merlot next time but the sugar did the trick if you are without...

Will definitely make it again. I think adding the chicken bouillon granules makes a big difference in the taste. No changes were made.

Absolutely. It's delicious and everyone liked it.

Awesome recipe. Worked out really well, and it makes a ton. I changed a few things though which are depending on your tastes: I about doubled the garlic since the family goes crazy for it. I...