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Spaghetti With Mint-and-Garlic Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti With Mint-and-Garlic Tomato Sauce

Southern Living APRIL 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:25 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 429
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Fat: 7.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 78g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Cholesterol: 4.4mg
  • Iron: 4.6mg
  • Sodium: 401mg
  • Calcium: 95mg

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