Sweet and Herby Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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.

mrsfirebird December 12, 2008

I love spaghetti, but I often find that store bought or even some restaraunt sauces are too thin or lacking flavor. This sauce is the best, it has a sweet tanginess that I love. I added a 1/4 cup more of brown sugar to suit my own taste, but it is probably sweet enough for the average person by itself. I did take the advice and add a bit more salt too. The sauce is so versatile, I used the leftovers the next day when I was making some stuffed shells and they turned out great! I use recipezaar all the time, but I got an account just so I could comment on this recipe.

ninak61103 November 21, 2007