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Traditional Spaghetti Sauce

No recipe image available.Mildly seasoned pasta sauce using canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Fresh parsley and a hint of vinegar give it a 'fresh' taste. The sweetener eliminates any acid flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained, chopped
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in medium size saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onions 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 2 additional minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, except Equal®. Heat to simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in Equal® until dissolved. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti, penne, bow tie or your favorite pasta.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 118, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 15 g, fat 5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 617 mg.

Food Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1 fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.