Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have tried many different sauce recipes and not one recipe has everything I was wanting in a spaghetti sauce. So I took everything I liked from each recipe and called it my own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot add tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, mushrooms, celery, tomato juice, sweet basil and Italian seasoning.
  2. Simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and salt and simmer 15 - 30 minutes longer, reducing liquid.
  4. Add spaghetti sauce, tomato paste and spaghetti sauce mix.
  5. Taste, add more seasonings if desired.
  6. Ladle into sterile pint or quart jars, leaving 1/2 inches head space.
  7. Process 10 minutes in hot water bath.
  8. *I use Mom's Pantry Italian seasoning, but you can use any Italian seasoning containing basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme.
  9. I do not do any chopping in a food processor, I do all of it by hand.
  10. I use heaping tablespoons for the sweet basil and the Italian seasoning.
Most Helpful

4 5

Excellent recipe, we like our sauce a little thicker so I add only 1/2 the amount of sauce. Been canning this for years and everyone loves it! Thanks

4 5

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this....sorry. I have canned this sauce for two years now. We really like the flavor of this. My only complaint is its a little runny. No problem, I thicken it up a bit when making lasagna but when making spaghetti its perfect. I love the veggies in this sauce...yummy. Thank you for my forever spaghetti sauce.....Stephanie