Uncle Bill's Pasta With a Vegetarian Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Uncle Bill's Pasta With a Vegetarian Tomato Sauce
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  1. In a large saucepan or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes, stirring often, do not burn.
  3. Add red and green pepper and saute for another 4 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, dried oregano, Italian herb seasoning, red hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper; stir to mix.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove cover and continue to simmer for another 20 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken slightly. When slightly thickened, remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Meanwhile, in a large cooking pot or a pasta pot, fill 3/4 full with hot water and bring to boil.
  8. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of salt.
  9. Add rigatoni and cook for 15 minutes, stirring once during cooking.
  10. Add bow-tie pasta and continue to cook for another 15 minutes or until both pastas are el dente.
  11. When pasta is cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta liquid and set aside.
  12. Drain the pasta and return to the cooking pot.
  13. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 cup of grated Padano cheese and toss to coat well.
  14. If pasta appears to be too dry, add a few tablespoons of reserved pasta water.
  15. You may now add the tomato mixture to the pasta pot and mix well to coat, or ladle the pasta into individual serving plates and then add the tomato mixture over the top.
  16. Sprinkle with additional grated Padano cheese if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 534.92 Kcal (2240 kJ)
Calories from fat 319.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.52g 55%
Cholesterol 44.84mg 15%
Sodium 2289.57mg 95%
Potassium 202.29mg 4%
Total Carbs 43.45g 14%
Sugars 4.05g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Protein 18.18g 36%
Vitamin C 30.2mg 50%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 9mg 50%
Calcium 338.6mg 34%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 271.47 Kcal (1137 kJ)
Calories from fat 162.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.03g 55%
Cholesterol 22.76mg 15%
Sodium 1161.96mg 95%
Potassium 102.66mg 4%
Total Carbs 22.05g 14%
Sugars 2.06g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.09g 24%
Protein 9.23g 36%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 50%
Iron 4.6mg 50%
Calcium 171.8mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.9
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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