179 Reviews

OMG I am horrible, I have made this sauce at least 30 times, and have spoiled my kids with it they will no longer eat regular spaghetti sauce, they tell me it came from a can, this is the only way they will now eat spaghetti. Thanks so much for a wonderful addition to my collection.

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Sisi_Marie April 09, 2012

Fantastic recipe Karen,MANY THANKS for sharing this. I have been trying for 30 plus years to perfect the Italian style homemade tomato sauce and my results compared to this recipe have not been successful. This is BY FAR, the best tomato sauce I have EVER made. Even the tone of the recipe has that homemade Italian feel. EXCELLENT! 5 STARS and 2 THUMBS UP!
Please give mamma a big hug for me. Ciao!

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Bonzosdailyloaf February 04, 2012

I love this sauce! I have used it with the meatball recipe and in my lasagna. My family really likes it. The last time I made it I did not add the spareribs or chicken and it came out just as good imo.

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Smilingirishlass January 07, 2012

I have tried more than a few spaghetti sauce recipes, but this one does stand out. Used a combination of home canned and store bought tomato products and everyone loved it. Truly, the aroma as this simmers drove all in the house to excessive snacking while it finished. It is my plan to make this next summer with all home grown produce, then can it. Will update later. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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rodney h. January 05, 2012

My family loved this recipe. I skipped the meats and did just the other stuff added fresh mushrooms and bell pepper and it was wonderful. I add ground beef at the end for my husband because I don't do meat but he said it was good. A nice thick sauce.

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Horridcook May 27, 2011

delicious, that's all i have to say about this one! also great as a pizza sauce, it made so much i was able to use it for 4 other meals. i would suggest trying the leftover sauce on pizza with some feta and parm cheese. i just used some pita bread and baked it for the crust. so easy and quick!

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crew4him February 13, 2011

This is the best sauce I ever ate. I made it with a little more than I'd say a 1/4 pound of peperoni and left it in the food proccessor. I didn.t have any spare ribs . I used what we had left to make a pizza and it came out great. The spaghetti and meat balls were fantastic. Can't wait to try it with the spare ribs.

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bigalf1 February 08, 2011

This is the best sauce that I have ever made! I have made it several times and the only thing I changed is I doubled the recipe. Trust me though... if you like over sweet over seasoned jarred sauce this isnt for you. This sauce is real Italian "gravy" or "Sunday Sauce". Great tomato flavor slow cooked with meat and lightly seasoned.

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etflaxn9_11302024 January 29, 2011

Grrrrreat spaghetti sauce. I was too lazy to make meatballs, so added ground turkey & ground beef to the sauce and we all enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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NataschAnn January 10, 2011

Doubled the batch but didn't have room for 48 oz of crushed tomatoes. Also didn't have any parsley on hand but still wonderful. My husband would prefer this without the spareribs so I'll try Chicken thighs or Pepperoni next time.

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IndyEater January 10, 2011
My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce