Convenience Mix #6: Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix

Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension Nutrition Specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Index to Recipes


Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix

Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 8 servings or 2 1/4 cups mix

1/2 cup instant minced onion1/2 cup parsley flakes
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine all ingredients. Store in a jar and cover tightly. The above recipe makes 8 servings of the mix. Measure out 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon mix for each serving. (Option: store in packets.)


Spaghetti

Spaghetti Meat Sauce Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)Makes 4 servings

1 lb lean hamburger
1 6-oz can tomato paste
2 cups water
1 serving Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix

Brown hamburger and drain fat. Stir together tomato paste, water, and Seasoning Mix. Add sauce to hamburger. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Alternative:

Use one 6-oz can tomato paste, 1 cup stewed tomatoes, 1 cup water, and 1 serving Seasoning Mix.

Spaghetti Sauce Alternative Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)


Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes Food Nutrition Facts Label
Nutrition Facts includes 1 serving of Sloppy Joes and 1 hamburger roll.

Makes 6 servings

1 lb lean hamburger
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 1/4 cups water
1 serving Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix

Brown hamburger and drain fat. Stir together tomato paste, water, and Seasoning Mix. Add sauce to meat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.


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