Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a conncoction I came up with tonight; I used hints and some 'secret' ingredients I've gathered from here and there. My husband could not believe it was out a jar - I had to show him the jar to prove it. Go ahead and try this...you know you want to and believe me, I'll never tell it started with a jar!! Enjoy!
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
- 1 teaspoon fennel
- 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt & pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter with olive oil over medium-low heat.
- Add chopped onion, mushrooms and garlic; saute until soft.
- Add spaghetti sauce and seasonings, stir well.
- Simmer over low heat for at least 10 minutes, but the longer the better. Remember to stir occasionally to make sure it doesn't scorch.
- Serve over cooked spaghetti.
We enjoyed this yummy spaghetti sauce. I made a few changes to suit our personal tastes. I browned 1-lb. of crumbled Italian sausage and added 1 chopped bell pepper to the onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Since we like lots of vegetables in our sauce, I doubled the amounts of onion and mushrooms used. Also, since jars of spaghetti sauce are now 24-oz. instead of 26-oz., I added an 8-oz. can of tomato sauce. I served this over whole-wheat spaghetti and topped it with lots of fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Yum!! Thank you for sharing!<br/>**Made for Spring 2013 PAC**
I always like to jazz up my bottled spaghetti sauce as well with about the same ingredients except that i add a generous dose of parmesan cheese, a spoonful of paprika, chicken or beef bullion and a bit of ketchup and/or sugar. Turns out perfect and smells delicious while cooking.
Yes, I find that jarred spaghetti sauce needs to be kicked up a little, as well. This is a great combination of flavorful ingredients that makes the sauce taste homemade.