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Spaghetti With Mint-and-Garlic Tomato Sauce

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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