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I have made the same spaghetti sauce for many years. Im not sure what made me try o make My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce. Im sure glad i did. It has a robust flavor that mine was missing. I had some sliced peperoni in the fridge which i added to it as well as my homemade meatballs. The amount of sauce this recipe made allowed us to have different Italian style dishes every night for a week. My hubby and son also really enjoyed it as well.<br/>Thanks for a great recipe, it is now in heavy rotation at our home.

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masonoid_1428964 January 29, 2014

Tasted great, and was super easy! I'm a beginner at cooking and a teen, and it wasn't difficult at all. Made it with your meatballs, was to die for! I'll make this forever (: Oh, and I followed the recipe exactly.

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tablefor5 September 24, 2013

I made this sauce along with the Mama Iuliucci's meatball recipe and absolutely loved it! The aroma of the meatballs and sauce made my house smell like an Italian restaurant. This recipe will be a staple in my house from now on.

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blaugirl100 July 05, 2013

Not so much work and at first taste the angels sang! Thank you thank you Mama Iulliucci where ever you are. I forgot the cheese but I tend to prefer it just on top anyway. This sauce is "clean" and fresh and so full of flavor. I browned pork rib tips (no spareribs avail) then tied them up in a cheesecloth to add to the pot, along with the chicken in a seperate pack as I'd already picked the meat off the bones and put in the sauce. Doing so made sure I didn't accidentally leave a bone in the sauce. The pork of course fell right off and those luscious bits of meat really enhanced the sauce! It's spectacular as is, as a dip for bread or cheese sticks, and I can't wait to try it over pasta with Mama's meat-a-balls! I can think of no reason to ever make any other sauce or to buy any. Make enough to have some on hand in the freezer and have happy meals while you listen to the angels singing with each bite.

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Acceptance March 31, 2013

This is the best sauce to make for any of your Italian dishes if you have the time to make it, and it is worth taking the time to make. Fantastic taste!

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Wannabe Gourmet February 23, 2013

I have tried MANY sauce recipes and this is BY FAR the most delicious one I have ever used. I have gone to every website and tried their first three best recipes and none compare. For mine, I use one can of crushed tomatoes with basil, one can of crushed tomatoes in puree with basil and one can of puree (all Tuttorosso brand) and then just Hunt's tomato paste. The only difference in my sauce is I do throw in about a teaspoon of basil.
Also, for the absolute best meatballs, I use the Sunday Gravy (Real Italian Spaghetti Sauce)and Meatballs from this website (only the meatball recipe). After I cooked the meatballs, I browned up some chunks of boneless pork spare ribs and then I cooked up a few pieces of Italian sausage. I have found my recipes for keeps! This has always been my favorite meal but just never found the exact perfect recipes for me.

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velinarogers1974 February 22, 2013

This is, hands down, THE best spaghetti sauce I have ever tasted!! Made as written but left out the optional meat only because I didn't have any on hand. My family requests this once or twice a week. Sometimes I serve it on spaghetti, sometimes I use it in lasagna. They prefer it over Jo mama's, which is what recipe I used to use. I am so glad I decided to try something new and even happier you posted it Karen! Thanks!!!

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Saucey Chef December 19, 2012

This is a fantastic sauce! I add rotel or the like for at least 1/2 the canned tomato part. Also, your Italian sausage will add much flavor if its a good one! I will NEVER use any other sauce. Can't wait to make some for a lasagne! OMG this is the BEST sauce ever!! YOU HAVE to try it!

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orneriest November 18, 2012

very good i just love this sauce

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19samg54 May 13, 2012
My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce