Spaghetti and Marinara With Vegan Meatballs

2.7 (6 reviews)

1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 14-oz. cans diced tomatoes
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Soy meatballs
Prepared spaghetti

  • In a medium saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes, water, salt, pepper, sugar, and basil. Bring to a simmer, then pour into a food processor or blender. Pulse 4 to 5 times, being sure to leave small chunks of tomato. Pour back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Add the tomato paste, lemon juice, and soy meatballs and simmer on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring continuously. Adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  • Serve over prepared spaghetti or pasta of your choice.

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