This is a slow cooked vegetarian pasta sauce with tons of vegetables. You can substitute for the butter and leave out the ricotta for a vegan sauce.
This was an excellent recipe until we added the cheese. With all the fresh veggies it tasted wonderful as it was cooking. When we added the ricotta it was terrible. We made it again and just served the fresh sauce on pasta, it was great! - 27 Sep 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
After hours of cooking this turned out horrible. There are 4 adults and 2 children at my table and none of them liked it. - 23 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This recipie was very good. If you substitute a tsp of crushed, dried red peppers for the fresh red peppers, it gives the sauce a serious kick. This sauce also freezes quite well. - 07 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)