Monday, January 23, 2012

quick spagetti sauce

Yesterday I made a new favorite of ours, Quick Spagetti Sauce.  This recipe came about when I wanted to have spagetti but realized I didn't have ANY spagetti sauce!  I looked it up online and with a little trepidation tried it for the first time--it was a HIT!  I've since tried it with meat, without peppers (we didn't have any), and in the crock pot. (you cook your veggies and meat then add all ingredients in the crock)  My favorite way to have it is in the crock pot after it's simmered a few hours on low--YUM!
I got it from

1 green bell pepper, chopped (any pepper will do)
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced (I like garlic I add 2 more)
1 (20 oz can whole tomatoes)--(I use diced because that is what I have)
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning (my favorite place for spices is Penzey's)
1 cup chicken broth (I add the whole can)
1 6oz can tomato paste

in skillet saute pepper, onion.  Add garlic and saute a minute more.  Stir in tomatoes and chicken broth--remove from heat.
Place mixture in blender and blend until the desired level of chunkiness is achieved.  Return to medium low heat.  Stir in tomato paste.  Cook 20 minutes, stiring occasionally.

*I will have to post the recipe for my bread sticks another time!*

It's totally delicious!  Thanks for the visit today, let me know if you try it.  And if you have any recipes you'd like to share I love trying new things! :)


Rebecca said...

Sounds delicious! Can not wait for the bread stick recipe! Have a great week :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm!!! And love love love the new bloggy look! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa Andrews said...

This sounds delicious. Do you buy your spices online from Penzey's or do you buy them locally?

Sasha Farina said...

need to try this one! i don't have a go-to recipe for spag sauce... yours sounds yum!

Diana Fisher said...

Pinned this. I gotta try it!! :)