Delicious Tomato Sauce (Spaghetti)

Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs 15 mins

Mom made this for use for years. My grandkids love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a deep saute pan.
  2. Saute Garlic in oil.
  3. Add remainder of ingredients, but meat balls.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 1/2-3 hours .
  5. The longer you simmer the thicker the sauce.
  6. Last 15 minutes add meat balls.
  7. Serve over fresh cooked spaghetti.
Most Helpful

3 5

This is a good basic sauce recipe, and it's very easy. I only used 1 tablespoon of crushed red peppers, and the sauce had a kick to it. If I make it again, I'll scale the pepper flakes back even more. I'm afraid that 2 tablespoons would have made it WAY too spicy.

4 5

Great for what you have on hand!

5 5

This is by far the best spaghetti sauce recipe. The sauce sticks to the pasta, as it should. The first time i made it, i mighta overdid the chili peppers (was wayyy 2 hot), so this time i omitted them entirely and added mushrooms. The crushed tomatoes make it spicy anyway, so i added a heaping tbsp. of sugar. I made my own meatballs in the oven, adding them the last 20 minutes to the sauce, and thickened it up a bit with 1-1/2 tbsp. corn starch mixed w/tiny bit of water. DE-LISH!!!