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Catholic Recipe: Meatless Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 No. 3 can (1 quart) tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) Italian tomato paste
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • grated Parmesan cheese


Serves: 6

Prep Time: 2 1/2 hours

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Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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Try a meatless tomato spaghetti sauce for the next day of abstinence from meat.


Combine tomatoes and tomato paste. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic to tomato mixture with butter or margarine, sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer at least 2 hours or until sauce is thick. Remove garlic. Meanwhile, cook thin spaghetti in boiling salted water to cover until tender; drain. Rinse with hot water. Pour sauce over spaghetti; sprinkle generously with cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965