Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is my favorite spaghetti sauce recipe. It comes from a freezer cookbook called Once a Month Cooking. This makes alot so plan on freezing about half of the recipe. You can use this sauce on spaghetti, manicotti, veal (or chicken) scallopini, or French bread pizza
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 3 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Brown the sausage with the onion and drain.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer, partly covered, for 2 hours.
- Simmering can be done in a crockpot, if desired.
- This makes alot of sauce and can be frozen beautifully.
AngelicFantasia, terrific recipe! I used homemade Italian sausage (given to us by friends) and followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious. I used for (recipe#29451) Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, by MizzNezz, and still had enough leftover to freeze for later and to share with the friend's who shared the sausage. Thanks for a winner! Oh, and it was so simple to get the sauce going on the stove while I spent a few hours in the kitchen preparing other things as well. : )
I doubled the recipe when I made this and was able to serve 6 people and had enough leftover (which I froze in quart jars) for 2 more meals! I made it in the crockpot and let it cook on high for about 5 hours. I didn't add any sausage but served it with meatballs instead and it turned out great! It's an excellent sauce and much better than store-bought. Definitely a keeper!
I made this (doubled it) for my once a month cooking. Used it on Calzones, and will use it for spaghetti. Wonderful flavor, and I love the texture. (I am accustomed to meatless sauces)