This easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from scratch is so easy to make and delicious. I really love the taste of fresh sauce, there is no comparison to canned (or bottled for that reason).
Make up some Italian meatballs and add to the sauce if you wish. I also recommend serving some garlic cheese bread and a fresh salad with homemade Italian salad dressing. A wonderful meal for family and friends alike.
You and your family will enjoy these authentic Italian sauce recipes – as thousands of others have. Don’t forget to check out the Italian food recipe links at the end of the page.
Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
3/4 cup onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup olive oil
2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes (fresh is best)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white sugar
6 oz tomato paste
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Crush tomatoes in your hand when adding them with salt and sugar.
Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 90 minutes. Stir in spices and meatballs; simmer for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked.
Here is another sauce recipe that is downright delicious…
Spaghetti Sauce Italiano
1 lb ground beef
3-1/2 cups fresh tomatoes (or canned), cut up
2 (6oz) cans tomato paste
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
3 bay leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp homemade Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp homemade brown sugar, packed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
1/4 tsp homemade chili powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 cup water
2 TBS cold water
2 TBS cornstarch
hot cooked spaghetti
Fry ground beef and drain well; place in slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, green pepper, bay leaves, minced garlic, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper. Add 1/3 cup water and mix well.
Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours. Blend the 2 tablespoons of water with cornstarch and stir into the spaghetti sauce. Cover and cook another 15 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti.
If you don’t have time or don’t want to make your pasta from scratch, I have an option that will help that store-bought pasta taste so much better.
Pasta Prep for Homemade-Tasting Boxed Spaghetti
package of spaghetti, break spaghetti in half
1 TBS olive oil (or more depending on amount)
small garlic clove, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of red pepper flakes
This works better when done in a heavy pan – like cast iron.
Heat your pan on medium and add the olive oil. When hot, add the dried pasta that was broke in half (do not cook it first) and mix, saute for three minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for another minute.
Meanwhile, heat the water on the stove to cook the pasta according to package directions. Serve.