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Monster Sketti


I promise there are no monsters in this spaghetti.  I’m not really sure where the name came from… the hubs came up with it, so hard telling 🙂

This sauce recipe is almost as easy as just opening up a jar… but with no added sugars or things you can’t pronounce!






Monster Sketti


olive oil - for pan

1 onion, diced

6 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced

18 oz mushrooms, sliced or chopped very thick

dried oregano (about 1 tsp)

dried basil (about 1 tsp)

dried thyme (about 1 tsp)

fennel seed (about 1 tsp)

crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)

1/4 cup red wine

1 cans crushed tomatoes (28 oz)

salt, pepper, oregano, basil, to taste

green olives - about 1/2 cup (optional)


Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion becomes tender and translucent.

Add the spices, cook for another minute.

Add the mushrooms and saute until the juices have reduced to practically nothing.

Add the red wine and saute until it has reduced to 2 TBS.

Add the tomatoes and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Taste, re-season if necessary. Season with salt & pepper.

Add the green olives if using. Cook another 10 minutes. Serve with pasta. Top with vegan (or regular) Parmesan cheese.


I’m linking up today with Rock My Vegan Socks & VNutrition for Healthy Vegan Fridays, and Running on Happy, The Fit Foodie Mama, Confessions of a Mother Runner, and A Whisk and Two Wands for #MeatlessMonday!



  1. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition

    Love the name of this dish! I used to call it sketti when I was little, I may just call it that from now on!

    The sauce sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It is one of the hubs most requested dish.

  2. Rachel

    Haha, awesome name. 🙂 Looks amazing, too. Thanks for linking up!
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  3. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Cute name! Thanks for linking up with us
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  4. Kimmythevegan

    Haha I love the name – it’s super cute! We have totally been getting in the habit of opening jars of pasta sauce! I need to try making this. It sounds delicious Vicki.
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