Classic Contadina® Spaghetti Sauce

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This classic pasta sauce with lots of tomatoes and Italian sausage served on hot cooked pasta makes a quick, satisfying dinner any night of the week.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
5 -1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage (casings removed), or extra lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 (28 ounce) can CONTADINA® Crushed Tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can CONTADINA® Tomato Sauce

  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • 1 pound Cooked pasta

Directions

  1. Combine sausage, onion and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink inside, stirring to break up sausage.

  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, oregano, basil, salt, sugar.

  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

Tips

VARIATIONS: To make Spicy, Creamy or Veggie Spaghetti Sauce, prepare recipe as directed above, except:

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce: Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes in Step 2.

Creamy Spaghetti Sauce: Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream after 30 minute simmer. Do not boil.

Veggie Spaghetti Sauce: Omit meat and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 cup diced carrots, 1/2 cup sliced celery, 1 can (15 oz.) white or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

605 Calories
25g Fat
70g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 605
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1401mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 333mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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