Use storebought spaghetti sauce or make your own to use in these tomato-filled Italian pasta recipes.
This is a classic my mother taught me when I was young and she had to work. It's a hearty way to end a cold winter's day. Just throw everything in a sauce pan on low or into a crock pot and let it cook all day. This is a family sized recipe, cut it in half if you are cooking for two.
A big batch recipe for meaty spaghetti sauce that is loaded with fresh vegetables.
This is a thick, mildly sweet sauce made with fresh garden vegetables. Serve with your favorite pasta, or use it in lasagna. This may sound like it takes a long time but it is well worth the effort. I get rave reviews from it all the time.
A meaty and very tasty sauce that only gets better the longer it simmers. Enjoyed with almost any pasta, this has been a really old family favorite.
A simple spaghetti sauce for those who want to eat organic. This is also low sodium. It takes longer to boil the noodles than to make the sauce.
This is a recipe that we used in our restaurant we owned back in the 1980's. Portions have all been reduced for home use. It was very popular, so hope you enjoy.
This is a very hearty sauce with two types of meat and fresh vegetables. It was passed from my father to me and with his blessings I want to pass it to everyone in his honor. Thanks Dad! Serve over your favorite pasta. And don't forget the garlic bread!!!
A good basic marinara sauce. You can add anything (meat, mushrooms, olives, etc.).
Handed down to me from my mom. This is vaguely Italian. This stuff is meant to be made by the gallons and to feed the entire neighborhood. It sticks to your ribs, and is hearty and warming. You can add red pepper flakes for a bit more kick. I usually add a little more salt and pepper for my own taste. This makes about 18 cups (My best guess. It makes a WHOLE lot) and it freezes well. I make the entire thing and freeze portions in large plastic resealable bags. Sauce for the rest of the month!
Back to basics here: Just pasta with steamed mussels and an easy tomato sauce. Quadruple if you're running a marathon the next day.
Don't need a captain's hat, or a chef's hat, to make this terrific seafood pasta.
Dim the lights, flip on some Sinatra, and you'll imagine your at an authentic Italian place. Except no tip required.
Mussels may seem exotic, but they're simple to cook -- much easier than changing a tire, installing a lock, or any of the other man stuff you could do in your sleep.
A tomato-based sauce is the perfect home for fresh mussels. Well, they'd probably prefer the ocean, but life ain't always fair.
Simple but impressive pasta dish. Belgians eat mussels with fries, but this recipes goes Italian-style with thick linguine.
Cook this simple mussels and sauce dish and impress friends. Or dates.
The simple mussel cooks up simply as well. The Chinese eat mussels in a black bean sauce, but here we go Italian-style with a basic tomato sauce.
A basic sauce for a fancy meal. Mussels in tomato sauce, like at a restaurant but without having to find parking.
Cook a fancy meal at home. Mussels are actually very simple to make, and taste great in this simple tomato sauce.
Thick ziti pasta gets a tomato sauce and seafood infusion. Perfect for date night.