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Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 3, 2018.

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Ingredients:

Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 2 (16-ounce) box spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced green peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 (28 ounce) canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 sprigs oregano

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.

Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and saute for 7 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, pepper, dried basil and sugar. Bring to low boil and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours stirring often. Simmer uncovered for the first half of the simmer time, then cover.

Add cheese, fresh basil and oregano. Stir and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Serves 10.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including added Parmesan cheese for garnish):
500 calories, 7 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium, 95 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 20 g protein

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