My Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I needed some sauce and quick! I am not a fan of the jarred I didn't want to go to the store. This is a rendition of my favorite sauce My Very Best Spaghetti Sauce, just made simple and it doesn't have to cook all day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Throw it all in a sauce pan, stir, simmer, cover and continue to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Season again to taste.
  3. **we like a spicy sweet sauce -- so please adjust the sugar and crushed red to your liking**.
  4. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Promised the kids spaghetti last night but didn't know we had no jarred sauce. Googled EASY spaghetti sauce recipe and was delighted to find this. I threw together some meatballs (ground beef, chopped onion, egg, breadcrumbs, etc.) on the side, added a tiny bit of red balsamic vinegar and Wow! I loved it. My 15 year old asked for a little less HOT next time but I really liked it just the way it was. Thank you!

ARH95 February 22, 2014

I've made this twice now, the last time doubling it for a Christmas Eve get-together. I use petite diced tomatoes and adjust sugar/red pepper to our tastes. I pair it with Basic Meatballs Basic Meatballs. It's all just so incredibly easy and delicious. Even my husband, who thinks "real" spaghetti sauce only comes in a jar, kept commenting on how good it was. This is now one of my favorite meals to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Diane in Burbank, CA January 08, 2013

This was so simple and really saved my bacon. I forgot to get the marinara our local Italian restaurant sells at the grocery store, for spaghetti night. I did tweek it with a little olive oil and more seasonings! I think it turned out better than the stuff I usually buy! I didn't have any tomato paste but i just cooked it a little longer and it thickened just fine! A keeper!

Willie R. June 09, 2015