• 8 Ratings

The rich flavors in this simple, yet delicious, pasta sauce meld together as it simmers.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In 4-quart Dutch oven cook onion, garlic, carrot, and celery in hot oil for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

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  • Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, wine, parsley, basil, Italian seasoning, sugar, crushed red pepper (if desired), and bay leaves.

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  • Bring sauce to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 to 60 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare Handmade Italian Meatballs. Serve sauce with meatballs over spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

669 calories; 29 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 109 mg cholesterol; 1537 mg sodium. 60 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 35 g protein; 3256 IU vitamin a; 22 mg vitamin c; 192 mg calcium; 6 mg iron;


8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0