"Plump up the Veggie" Spaghetti Sauce

Plump Up The Veggie Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Leslie Hodgson


I'm always bulking up recipes with veggies to get in that extra nutrition especially (originally) for children and now grandchildren. Amazing how if they don't taste a veggie per se, they devour them.


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8-12. Freezes well to sit out in smaller portion and flavor better with every reheat we think.
30 Min
55 Min


  • 1 - 2#
    gr. bee, gr. turkey, gr. lamb (protein of personal taste)
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped fine as desired
  • 3 stalk(s)
    ribs, celery, chopped " "
  • 1 c
    mushroom, chopped " "
  • 1 c. c
    carrots, chopped " "
  • 1/2 c
    sweet peppers, chopped " "
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    crushed garlic or, up to double amt as desired
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    br. sugar or preferred alternative subtstitute
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    grandualated white sugar or preferred subsititute
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1-2 tsp
    g. mustard
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 can(s)
    stewed tomatoes
  • 1-2 kg
    c0mmercial preferred spaghetti sauce. can use bland generic on sale as other ingredients are really the flavor boost after all.

How to Make "Plump up the Veggie" Spaghetti Sauce


  1. Lightly sauté veggies and spices in pan with minimal amt. of olive oil.
  2. Combine sauté mix, browned protein, and other ingredients in crock pot or large soup kettle.
  3. I turn it on low with an occasional stir during the course of my day or crock pot on low 4-8 hrs.
  4. Serve over any type of prepared pasta, Freezes well in smaller quantities so you just use amount desired for a lot of meals if not hosting a group of 8-12 in one sitting. Sdd a salad and garlic bread - done.

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About "Plump up the Veggie" Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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