easy, healthy pasta sauce

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a recipe by
Rachel Ratliff
Santa Clarita, CA

Who needs a jar of pasta sauce when you know how to whip this up? I make enough to freeze some, then I always have some when my mood strikes me!

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prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For easy, healthy pasta sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    med-lg onion, diced small
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (small can)
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes (28oz can)
  • 3 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2 can
    v-8 veggie juice (i use low sodium) 5.5oz each

How To Make easy, healthy pasta sauce

  • 1
    in med stock pot, heat oil over med heat. add onions, cook til soft(to make a easy meat sauce, add a lbs of ground beef and cook til browned, drain off fat before next step)
  • 2
    add garic, heat thru, don't burn
  • 3
    add tomato paste, turn up heat to med-high, cook but don't burn the tomato paste
  • 4
    add crushed tomatoes, seasoning and V-8. (If you want to cook it longer, for a more robust flavor, add an extra can or 2 of v-8)
  • 5
    Taste, if it needs more of something, nows the time to add it! Bring to a boil
  • 6
    Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover with a splatter-guard or lid half on
  • 7
    cook for 20-30 min, stirring every 5-10 min
  • 8
    pour over your favorite cooked pasta, use to make a pizza bagel, or in a lasagne

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