Spaghetti in Chunky Tomato Sauce

Who says making Italian gourmet dishes at home is difficult and complicating? Today, I will be showing you how to make quick and easy spaghetti with chunky tomato sauce using simple ingredients; al dente spaghetti noodles, smothered in a chunky homemade tomato sauce. Paired with a soup and/or salad, it is a perfect meal!!

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Spaghetti in tomato sauce is an Italian favorite in our house (along with lasagna, lasagna rolls, eggplant parmesan, pizza etc).  Italian spaghetti noodles coated in a chunky tomato sauce (loaded with mushrooms and bell peppers/capsicum), tinged with the flavor of dried oregano leaves and Italian seasoning; and with garlic and onions (the base of every Italian dish), it is a perfect dinner night special!!!

Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce (totally vegan!!) can be prepared in about 30 minutes! When the sauce is simmering away, prepare the spaghetti noodles; cook them al dente; do not overcook, and once drained, serve them with the sauce and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese!

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I have been making this chunky version of tomato sauce for years and decided it is time to share it with you all!! I normally make a large batch of this homemade tomato sauce to use up in various dishes: lasagna, eggplant parmesan, lasagna rolls, sandwiches or sometimes even as a pizza sauce!!

My mother does not like any kind of pasta, so I make a yummy sandwich for her; layer the chunky sauce and a slice of cheese between 2 slices of bread and grill them using butter till the cheese melts! Crunchy and crispy sandwich oozing with cheese and flavored with my homemade sauce; she loves it every time!!

Your kids will love this variety of noodles in sauce!! So if you are craving for homemade Italian and love tomato sauce, this is the recipe you should try!!! 

Step-by-step method:

To make the spaghetti sauce:

First blend 3 large tomatoes, 1 medium onion and 3 green chillies/jalapenos to a fine puree.

Heat a large saucepan and add 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the onions and grated garlic and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes till the onions are soft.

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Stir in the mushrooms, bell peppers, oregano and Italian seasoning with the red chilli flakes and mix well.

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Cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Stir in the fresh tomato-onion puree and 2 cartons of tomato puree along with salt to taste and 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix well.

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Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes.

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Homemade spaghetti sauce is ready.

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Meanwhile, while the sauce is simmering away, prepare the spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.

In a large pot of boiling water, add salt and the required amount of noodles and bring to a boil. Cook till the noodles are al dente or till they still have a bite to them; do not overcook!!!

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Drain the noodles and serve with the freshly made chunky tomato sauce; sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top (optional) and enjoy this easy gourmet Italian dinner tonight!!

Spaghetti in Chunky Tomato Sauce
Serves 4
Easy vegetarian spaghetti is a quick gourmet Italian pasta made with spaghetti noodles and a simple chunky hearty homemade sauce.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
364 calories
64 g
0 g
10 g
12 g
1 g
712 g
168 g
30 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
712g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 168mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 64g
21%
Dietary Fiber 12g
49%
Sugars 30g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
79%
Vitamin C
175%
Calcium
12%
Iron
47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 package spaghetti noodles (250 gm packet)
  2. 1 cup chopped onions
  3. 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, grated
  4. ½ cup chopped bell pepper/capsicum
  5. 8 to 10 mushrooms, chopped
  6. 2 cartons of ready made tomato puree (200 gms carton)
  7. 3 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  8. 1 medium onion, chopped
  9. 3 green chillies/jalapenos, chopped
  10. ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  11. ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  12. Salt to taste
  13. 1 teaspoon sugar
  14. 2 to 3 tablespoons oil (preferable olive oil)
To make the spaghetti sauce
  1. First blend 3 large tomatoes, 1 medium onion and 3 green chillies/jalapenos to a fine puree.
  2. Heat a large saucepan and add 2-3 tablespoons of oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and grated garlic and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes till the onions are soft.
  4. Stir in the mushrooms, bell peppers, oregano and Italian seasoning with the red chilli flakes and mix well.
  5. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the fresh tomato-onion puree and 2 cartons of tomato puree along with salt to taste and 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix well.
  7. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Homemade spaghetti sauce is ready.
  9. Meanwhile, while the sauce is simmering away, prepare the spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.
  10. In a large pot of boiling water, add salt and the required amount of noodles and bring to a boil. Cook till the noodles are al dente or till they still have a bite to them; do not overcook!!!
  11. Drain the noodles and serve with the freshly made chunky tomato sauce; sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy this easy gourmet Italian dinner tonight!!
Notes
  1. Use the sauce immediately or you can refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer.
  2. Try this sauce over any kind of pasta; macaroni, shell, linguine etc.
  3. Mushrooms and bell peppers give it a nice chunky texture; you can try zucchini, carrots or celery also.
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calories
364
fat
10g
protein
12g
carbs
64g
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