Simple 'Meaty' Spaghetti Sauce

Having this spaghetti sauce on-hand to thaw out and serve over pasta can make busy weeknight meals a breeze (and super healthy). This sauce is also a great choice for those reducing meat intake for Meatless Monday or for Lent, as meat-eaters can still enjoy the meaty texture (and some can't even tell the difference since it's masked by the strong flavor of the tomato sauce).
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Simple 'Meaty' Spaghetti Sauce


  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup Meat Substitute Crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning

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Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Combine ingredients and divide among freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Heat over medium heat for 10-15 minutes and serve over prepared pasta.


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  1. Just want to let you know, I found this out by total (scary) mistake that you can dehydrate the rice/lentil meat mix and make “instant meat mix”. I had forgotten that I put it in the oven and it got left in there when we left the house. A couple hours later, the hubby called me freaking out that we left it in there. I flew home and it was the consistency of granola. It didn’t burn at all, but totally dehydrated and got hard. I didn’t want to waste it all, so I put it in a bowl with water and threw it in the microwave. Cooked it for a couple minutes and let it sit covered for a few more minutes and it turned out awesome!! So now we have figured out how to make an instant, pantry friendly meat substitute!!!

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