Garden Tomato Sauce and Pasta
Low Fat Recipe
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Use your microwave to quickly cook up the first 7 ingredients of Garden Tomato Sauce and Pasta, then add tomatoes, oregano, basil, pepper, tomato paste, bay leaf, soy sauce, honey, dry red wine and finally, your hot cooked pasta.
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped carrots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup peeled and diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried whole basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 6-oz. can tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons dry red wine
4 cups hot cooked pasta (cooked without salt or fat)
Combine first seven ingredients in a 2-quart glass measure. Cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap, turning back one corner to vent. Microwave at high for three to four minutes or until vegetables are tender; stir every minute. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil, pepper, tomato paste, bay leaf, soy sauce, honey, and red wine to vegetable mixture; stir well.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 11 to 12 minutes or until pasta sauce reaches desired consistency. Remove bay leaf. Spoon sauce over pasta, and serve immediately.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2-cup pasta with 1/4-cup garden tomato sauce
Calories: 114; Fat: 2.3g; Carbohydrate: 21g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 61; Protein: 3.5g