Tangy Spaghetti Sauce for Canning

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 35 mins

This is a very mild spaghetti sauce. Thick and chunky just like we like it. I make this with the veggies from my garden. I have tired many different homemade sauces and this is the first one that has wowed my DH.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients to stock pot.
  2. Heat to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Simmer, partially covered for 2 hours.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. After it has simmered, fill clean sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of top of jar. Put on cap, screw the band finger tight.
  7. Process for 35 minutes for quart jars in a water bath.
  8. ** You can also freeze in quart size freezer bags.
  9. This sauce is great on any pasta dish.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is one great recipe!! My aunt recommended it to me, and I've made (and canned) three batches already!! Although I must cook mine down quite a bit, b/c I only get 5 qts and not the 7-8 noted in the recipe.
I made one major change that I would highly recommend - to be safe when canning tomatoes, all recipes MUST be acidified, otherwise you run the risk of spoilage. B/c of that, I added 1/2 cup red wine vinegar and 3/4 cup lemon juice, and upped the brown sugar to 1/4 cup. It may sound like a lot of acid, but it is needed to keep my (and your) family safe.
other than that, this is one amazing recipe, I'm sure it will taste better after sitting in the jars for a few weeks/months.

5 5

I have canned 3 batches of this recipe this summer using tomatoes, peppers, onions and herbs from my vegetable garden. I have used this sauce for homemade pizza from scratch, spaghetti and lasagna as well. The sauce is a great sauce. A little sweet and that is what I love about it the most. When I cann it, I use quart, pint & half pint jars so that I will have a variety of sizes for whatever I decide to fix, & so none goes to waste by opening a jar too big for what I am fixing. Thank you so much for this recipe.

5 5

Just made this up today. It is delicious! I left out the canned mushrooms and added a large zuchinni and fresh basil from my garden. Also added a large hot green chili pepper instead of the wax chile. It is more spicy than tangy but I love this recipe...it makes up quite alot. Thanks for posting.