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    Mediterranean Pasta Sauce for Penne

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    quikgourmet's Note:

    This easy, make-ahead pasta sauce is filled with fresh veggies and is meatless. It's quick to prepare and freezes well. Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Cut zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, onion, and celery into 1/2 inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Put a pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta, if preparing at same time as sauce.
    3. 3
      In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1T olive oil over medium-high heat.
    4. 4
      Add diced vegetables. Saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add minced garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute more.
    6. 6
      Add wine and stir until wine is almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add tomatoes and juice. With tomatoes,grab and rip hard stem off each tomato and then hand crush the tomato before adding it to the sauce (or you can chop them :).
    8. 8
      Add thyme (or oregano), salt, and pepper.
    9. 9
      Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, 10-15 minutes.
    10. 10
      Toss with penne and serve!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2013


      This is easy and healthy. I rated it 4 stars as I felt it was a little acidic. I´m not sure what to add to counter the acidity. But all the same I liked it and would make again.

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    • on June 19, 2008


      Really great! I made a couple small changes though. Used green pepper instead of red, chicken broth instead of wine, add a can od fire-rosted diced tomatoes, a little tomato paste, and tomato puree, and simmered it till everything was just tender. We had it over linquine, with Parmesan and a mozzarella/provolone blend. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mediterranean Pasta Sauce for Penne

    Serving Size: 1 (464 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 109.6
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 414.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
    Sugars 12.0 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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