Today I had some family over for lunch. We were having Spaghetti. Yes, they did want meat in their sauce. So, I made myself some sauce without meat. I also wanted a little bit of whole wheat penne pasta, but knew I couldn’t eat a lot. I got an idea and it worked great and it was soooooo good! I steamed some of those skinny fresh french type green beans (just a handful) to mix with the penne so I could have a little of the pasta but not very much. It worked great and it was very tasty, actually it was a real treat. My family had meat sauce and my daughter and I had my non meat very rich tasting sauce. ( I used the steamer basket in my rice cooker to steam the green beans while I got the rest of the meal ready. )
I actually got this sauce recipe from a Rachel Ray recipe for Rattatoui. It was so good it will now be my recipe for spaghetti sauce! Here is the recipe for that sauce with one added ingredient.
1 medium onion chopped
2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 garlic cloves minced
2 roasted red peppers, skinned (I bought a jar of these in water and a little salt) and chopped
Cook this over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onions are turning clear. Put this mixture in your food processor and puree along with one 8 oz (small) can of Hunts tomato sauce. Process until nice and smooth.
2 packets of Truvia (Stevia) for a sweeter taste (this is my added ingredient) Serve immediately!
(I used to put a little sugar in my homemade meat sauce so I thought the sweetening would be a nice touch. It was perfect! So try this out sometime. The amazing flavor that the red pepper gives this sauce is superb!! )