Sweet and Herby Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by ellamint

Alot of recipes call for long simmering times, but often I don't have the time to wait so this is a shorter version, which still taste great. It is on the sweeter side, but it still has an earthy flavor.

Top Review by mrsfirebird

I have been trying so many different spaghetti sauces lately. After making this one, my husband told me I have to stop. There is no more trying because this is the sauce. I agree. This was so much better than anything you can buy at the store. I also added more brown sugar to suit our tastes and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet, add onion and garlic and saute till golden.
  2. Add to garlic and onions tomato sauce, paste, water, and crushed tomatoes and stir until blended.
  3. Add green pepper, brown sugar(dark brown sugar home-made from 3 tbls. molasses and 1 cup sugar tastes great in this sauce),pepper, salt, oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic seasoning.
  4. Stir until seasonings are blended and simmer on med-low heat covered 45 min stirring occasionally.
  5. Have a taste and add more seasonings if you desire.

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