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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!

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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.

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Diane in Burbank, CA January 08, 2013

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.

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lizzieblaj October 30, 2014

I love making this recipe when I need a quick dinner! Overall it tastes great and takes a mere half hour to make! Whenever I make this I use frozen meatballs as well. If you like this recipe I recommend you try the authors original spaghetti sauce recipe as well!

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Shecool May 08, 2014

Best, Easiest Spaghetti sauce I've ever had!! My family will no longer eat pre made sauce. Thank You for the recipe.

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Latisha W. July 01, 2015

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!

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Anonymous June 09, 2015

Will never buy jarred sauce again!

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lauras May 28, 2015

This was way too sweet with no traditional elements like onions or garlic. Tasted more like tomato soup.

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Anonymous April 15, 2015

This was perfect to make with what I had on hand! The only thing I didn't have was tomato paste, so I just added some ketchup. I cubed up some chicken thighs and cooked it with some garlic and seasonings took it out of the pan and made the sauce in the same pan. I simmered it for awhile then added the chicken for about 10 minutes while the mini penne was cooking. Then I added the cooked pasta to the sauce with some parmesan and it was a perfect meal!! It was a little spicy for my littles, but I loved it and so did my hubby! I might not ever buy sauce in a jar again!

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fairyflies January 26, 2015

Added olive oil

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liz_82_ June 30, 2014
My Super Simple Spaghetti Sauce