Spaghetti Sauce - Gourmet and Easy

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe makes a large batch of sauce and was created with lots of leftovers in mind. I like to freeze single servings of just the sauce in ziploc bags for use at later date. Defrost frozen bags of sauce in hot water bath, serve over fresh noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 -6 large tomatoes (well ripened, darker red and juicy)
  • 1 (18 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (i use aylmer stewed tomatoes with chili seasoning)
  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle pasta sauce
  • 5 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning mix (if stewed tomatos aren't pre-seasoned with it already)
  • 34 teaspoon red hot pepper sauce (i use grace very hot brand)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 5 cups water


  1. add all ingredients to pot, simmer on low-medium heat (lower the temperature as consistency thickens to prevent burning) for 3 hours or until desired consistency (longer is better).
  2. Stir occasionally, more often as sauce thickens.
  3. if water evaporates too fast, add more and reduce.

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