Spicy Meatless Spaghetti Sauce


This is an easy-to-make meatless spaghetti sauce that's perfect for a last-minute or weeknight vegetarian meal. Serve over spaghetti and garnish with cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans zesty-style peeled, diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery; saute until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 915mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 706mg 15%

* 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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