Flavorful Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce With Tvp

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Vegetarian spaghetti sauce with TVP, onion, garlic, and lots of herbs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pan or casserole dish saute oil, onion, and garlic until it it begins to brown a little.
  2. Put canned tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, parsley, paprika, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and sugar into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. When adding canned tomatoes use a little water to clean the cans and add to blender mixture.
  3. Add tomato mixture to onions and garlic.
  4. Add bay leaf.
  5. Boil textured vegetable protein in a separate pot until soft (about 5 minutes). Strain and add to sauce.
  6. Simmer Sauce for about 2 hours. I have done both shorter, but I would recommend 2 hours.
  7. Serve with your favorite pasta or use in lasagna.
Most Helpful

I used this recipe loosely to make my sauce. I used tomato paste and some leftover spaghetti sauce. I didn't use TVP, but used Tempeh Sausage Crumbles insead. Turned out great! Thanks for the help!

Sharon123 October 11, 2006

I roughly halved the recipe & added lots of veggies, that I kept chunky style & I made a great lasagne with the results. Thanks for posting :)

Rhiannon and Matt March 10, 2007