Spaghetti Sauce

Why buy sauce in a jar when you can make your own spaghetti sauce at home? This delicious sauce is great for any pasta and tastes so much better than store-bought.

a bowl of spaghetti pasta with spaghetti sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

The recipe comes from Sue A. Mertens Minick from Hazelwood, MO. She actually found this site on the internet! And yes, she is family 🙂

spaghetti pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce

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Spaghetti Sauce

Don't buy sauce in a jar when you can make homemade easily and with simple ingredients.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 131kcal


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon. Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 28 ounces Crushed Tomatoes
  • 29 ounces tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar


  • Heat oil over medium-low heat, and add garlic. Stir and cook until golden brown. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Add onion and cook until soft and golden stirring frequently. Add seasonings and tomato products. Bring to a boil at medium-high heat. Reduce to low, cover loosely, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. This yields almost six cups.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

For meat sauce, add one pound cooked ground chuck when the tomato products are added.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Steelerfan75

    5 stars
    We have many recipes for homemade sauce, and after trying this one, my wife said to get rid of ALL of them ! This sauce was absolutely delicious. You can always cut back on the sugar, and we used fresh grated Romano cheese, instead of parmesan, and that was so much better. We’ll make it again, often, but triple the sauce, so it can be frozen.

    • stephaniemanley

      Thank you for your lovely compliment. This is a really good sauce. I bet this would be great canned as well. Thank you for dropping by and checking out this recipe.

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