Mushroom Day

Get ready for a fun(gi) filled day as we celebrate National Mushroom Day with this mushroom based pasta sauce submitted by our very own Scott M. out of our Uncasville, CT location.

The complete recipe is below. In addition, check out the recipe for Mushroom Soup, we shared the other day for Vegetarian Month.

Thank you again Scott for sharing this recipe with our readers!

Mushroom Based Pasta Sauce

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
6 hours 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 Propane Stove


  • 3 lbs Lean ground beef
  • 56 oz Crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz Diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz Tomato paste
  • 1 large Green bell pepper
  • 1 large Red bell pepper
  • 8 oz Container of mushrooms sliced/chopped
  • 1 large Sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 4 tbsp Italian spice
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar


  • Chop/dice peppers and onion and place into a sauté or comparable fry pan.
  • Add salt and pepper, bring to high heat, and sauté until caramelized.
  • Mix in ground beef and paprika. Stir occasionally until beef has browned.
  • Transfer contents into 6 – 8-quart sauce pan and stir in tomato paste.
  • Add cans diced tomato as a layer.
  • Add sugar across top as a layer.
  • Add crushed tomatoes as a layer.
  • Add Italian spice as a layer.
  • Add tomato paste as a layer.
  • Simmer on lowest possible heat 6-12 hours, stirring occasionally or once an hour. (Do not scrape the bottom.)

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