Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

Veggie Spaghetti Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One cup frozen mixed peppers and onions
  • One spoonful minced garlic from a jar
  • One 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes and onions
  • About a cup full of Hunt’s No Sugar Added Italian Sauce (you can find it next to the spaghetti sauce in the grocery store)
  • Dried Italian Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet, carefully add the frozen peppers and onions and the minced garlic and saute until the peppers are thawed and soft.
  2. Drain some of the liquid from the can of tomatoes and add to the skillet, stirring until combined and heated through.
  3. Pour in the Italian Sauce and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, taste, and add a sprinkle of salt if needed. Stir it all together and let it gently simmer on the stove until the liquid is slightly reduced and thickened.
  4. Serve over hot cooked pasta with salad and green veggies on the side.

 

Italian Meatloaf

Bill loves this meatloaf.  However, when trying to get it out of the pan, the bottom did stick a little (so you may have to spray the pan down first).  It also drained off the grease while it was cooking (about half way through and again when I pulled it out of the oven).

 

Italian Meatloaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs (I'm going to try a full cup next time I make this)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained (I used the ones with basil and oregano flavoring)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and ketchup. Add in the Italian-style seasoning, oregano, basil, garlic salt, diced tomatoes and cheese. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan, and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Italian Sausage with Rotini (Slow Cooker)

Italian Sausage with Rotini (Slow Cooker)
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Italian sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped (2 tsp)
  • 1 jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 4½ cups uncooked rotini pasta
Instructions
  1. Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all of the ingredients except the pasta. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on the package. Serve sausage mixture over pasta.