Spaghetti With Mint-and-Garlic Tomato Sauce

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 429
Caloriesfromfat 15 %
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 78 g
Fiber 7.4 g
Cholesterol 4.4 mg
Iron 4.6 mg
Sodium 401 mg
Calcium 95 mg


12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and oil. Drain and set aside.

Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened and chunky. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, salt, and pepper.

Add cooked spaghetti and mint to sauce in skillet, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.