Recipe Detail

Heart-healthy Spaghetti Sauce

Last updated: Jan 31, 2014

By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group

Reviewed by Susan C. Canonico, RD

Serve this delicious sauce over spaghetti squash for extra fiber and fewer calories.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 14.5-ounce cans of undrained, no-salt-added stewed tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can of no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • A dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of no-salt Italian seasoning such as Mrs. Dash
  • 1/2 cup of dry lentils

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over low to medium heat.
  2. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and celery and simmer about 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.
  4. Add water as needed to keep the mixture from becoming too thick.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 95g 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 10g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Notes

Each serving provides 48% of daily fiber recommendations.

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