*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Spinach Pasta Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : TASTE OF HOME DEC/JAN 1996
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Herbs                            Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        bulk mild Italian Sausage
    3      cups          fresh mushrooms -- sliced
      1/2  cup           each: carrot, green pepper, onion --
   28      ounces        crushed tomatoes
   15      ounces        tomato sauce
    6      ounces        tomato paste
      1/2  cup           grated Parmesan cheese
      1/2  cup           beef broth or red wine
      3/4  teaspoon      each: aniseed, seasoned salt,
                         (1 envelope)
                         garlic powder, brown sugar, dried
                         oregano
    4      cups          fresh spinach -- coarsely chopped
                         Hot cooked pasta
    2      cups          Mozzarella cheese -- shredded
      1/4  cup           cooked bacon -- crumbled
 
 In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble sausage until browned; drain. Add mushrooms,
carrot, green pepper and onion; saute for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, sauce, past,
parmesan, broth and seasonings; cover
 and simmer for 1 hour. Add spinach; heat through. Serve over pasta; top
 with mozzarella and bacon. Yield: 8-10 servings.
 
 
 
 
 
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