Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a wonderful vegetarian spaghetti sauce. The nuts add a little crunch and a blast of flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. While you are preparing pasta according to package directions, make sauce.
  2. Heat oil in sauce pan and add onion, garlic, wax pepper (pepperochini), walnuts and Italian seasoning. Saute for a few minutes until onion is slightly tender. Add tomatoes and crush with fork just slightly, leaving them in chunks. Bring sauce to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes while pasta is boiling. Drain pasta.
  3. Place pasta in center of large serving bowl and top with sauce. Serve with parmesan cheese if desired and Italian bread.
Most Helpful

Never in a million years would I have thought to put nuts into spaghetti sauce. I took a chance, its great> Keep the recipes coming.

WhiteChicka209 June 14, 2012

All I added were a small can of sliced black olives. This is delicious. Nuts in sauce? Who would have think?

starryeyezz June 18, 2009

We all loved this. Very unique and I will make it again this weekend for Father's Day celebration since my Dad was crazy about it too. I used some shaved parmesan cheese over the top.

marliewiggins June 18, 2009