Menu Planning & Recipes

Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce


Servings:
~8

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbl. canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup eggplant, diced
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbl. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil (dry)
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, cut into rings or half moons
  • 1½ Tbl. cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded (1 Tbl. per serving for garnish)
  • 16 ounces of any whole grain pasta

Directions:

  1. Make pasta according to package directions.
  2. Add oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook onion and eggplant for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add stewed tomatoes and seasonings.
  4. Add remaining vegetables (green pepper, mushrooms and zucchini) and cook until tender-crisp.
  5. Thicken sauce by mixing cornstarch and water well with a fork; and cornstarch/water to sauce—stirring in as you add it (to avoid lumping).
  6. Serve over any pasta and garnish with parmesan .

Nutrition: (Serving size: 3/4 cup sauce over 1 c. pasta)

calories: 323      protein: 12.4g      total carbohydrate: 55g      total fat: 7.1g

sugars: 6.6g      sodium: 362mg      dietary fiber: 8.4g      saturated fat: 1.9g