"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


  • 1Lightly sauté veggies and spices in pan with minimal amt. of olive oil.
  • 2Combine sauté mix, browned protein, and other ingredients in crock pot or large soup kettle.
  • 3I turn it on low with an occasional stir during the course of my day or crock pot on low 4-8 hrs.
  • 4Serve 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