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

5 5

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!

4 5

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.

4 5

I was searching for a recipe for easy pasta sauce and this did the trick! I was a bit skeptical when I saw the limited ingredients but figured I'd give a try. The only thing I did different was finely chop about 1/4 finely diced onion, 2 cloves of garlic and sautéed them in a bit of olive oil before adding the rest of the ingredients. It was so good that I decided to take a suggestion from the comments and made a batch of Basic Meatballs from this sight. Perfect!<br/>I had a pot of sauce and the meatballs together in less than 45 minutes.<br/>When dinner comes around tonight, all I have to do is cook the pasta, heat the sauce and serve with a salad.