Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

There’s nothing better than homemade spaghetti sauce. It beats the sauce in a jar by a mile. So much flavor can be infused in the tomatoes and your spaghetti or whatever else you want to make with this sauce will be out of this world.

There’s nothing better than homemade spaghetti sauce. It beats the sauce in a jar by a mile. So much flavor can be infused in the tomatoes and your spaghetti or whatever else you want to make with this sauce will be out of this world.

Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe

My daughter LOVES spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli and everything else with marinara sauce. I learned early on in adulthood to make spaghetti sauce from canned tomato sauce. Store bought spaghetti sauce is a little sweet and I hate that. I love homemade spaghetti sauce so much more.

Homemade spaghetti sauce in a bowl on the counter

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Spaghetti sauce with garden tomatoes

When I started gardening on the years when I had a big glut of fresh tomatoes in the garden, I was trying to figure out what to do with all the excess. One of the things I saw a friend do was make oven roasted tomato sauce

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown in the United States. Growing great tomatoes in your home vegetable garden is a passion and an art, but it’s not that hard to learn how. Check out these five secrets to growing great tomatoes.

Homemade marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes

So, I started roasting my tomatoes and freezing the sauce. Then I could just take out the fresh tomato sauce and turn it into spaghetti sauce with no problem. The longer you cook it the better it tastes, so give it time to really cook.

Oven roasted tomato sauce has a depth of flavor that is unbeatable! Its slow roasted tomato flavor permeates every dish you add it to. Roasting tomatoes brings out a rich sweetness that's hard to describe. Do you have a ton of tomatoes to use up from your garden? 

               

               

   

 

Homemade spaghetti sauce with meat

We like our sauce with meat so here’s how I make it. You can either use a quart of homemade roasted tomato sauce or a quart of canned tomato sauce. I key to getting the best flavor is starting with good sauce and I prefer San Marzano or hunt’s brand tomato sauces. This is one of those times when going with the cheap stuff won’t do it. A quart of canned tomato sauce is two 16-ounce cans.

Spaghetti sauce ingredients on the counter, oven roasted tomato sauce, garlic, onions, olive oil, ground beefsweating onions in a pan for homemade spaghetti saucebrowning ground beef for spaghetti saucebrowned ground beef in a pan on the stovepan with spaghetti sauce ingredients, tomato sauce, ground beef, onions, garlic, italian seasoning and olive oil, getting ready to simmer to perfection

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

The best spaghetti sauce you'll ever eat. Simple, wholesome ingredients and more flavor than you ever imagined spaghetti could have. Versatile sauce for pasta, sandwiches, and so much more. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 quart good tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Start with one finely chopped onion in a few tablespoons of olive oil. Cook it low and slow until it’s translucent.

    Add a pound of thawed ground beef. Cook and stir chopping up the meat until it’s well browned.

    If your meat had quite a bit of fat, drain it off.

    Add tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and crushed garlic

    Cook over low heat at least 30 minutes but up to 4 hours stirring occasionally. If the mixture gets too thick, add a cup of water and cook it down again. Each time you add water and cook it down, the flavor intensifies. The flavor is worth the wait.

There’s nothing better than homemade spaghetti sauce. It beats the sauce in a jar by a mile. So much flavor can be infused in the tomatoes and your spaghetti or whatever else you want to make with this sauce will be out of this world.

Now your sauce is ready to be used on top of the pasta of your choice. It could also be used for sloppy joes. If you want to make pizza sauce, you can use the same recipe but omit the meat. It works great for eggplant parmesan, ratatouille or any other way you can think of. You’re going to love this.

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