Grandma Gozzi's Spaghetti Sauce

"I got this recipe out of a magazine several years ago and it's one of my most favorite spaghetti sauces. It came from an Italian family in New Jersey. Thank you Grandma Gozzi!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic.
  • Cook until onion softens, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and tomato puree'.
  • Reduce heat to low; cook, partially covered, 1 hour.
  • Stir in tomato paste, basil, oregano and 1 cup of water; cook, partially covered, until thickened, about 1 hour.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Chatty Patty
    Hi Sissylu, I have made your recipe twice now.  The first time I made it exactly as written.  The second time I added  some chopped green pepper along with the onions.  I also threw in  some browned Italian sausage and Kittencals Melt in Your Mouth Meatballs and let it simmer for a couple of hours.  The consistency of the sauce is fabulous.  We don't like our spaghetti sauce to be runny or too thick. This sauce turned out perfect each time I made it. Thanks for posting a delicious recipe.
  2. Little Bee
    This was fantastic! So easy and I always have these ingredients on hand. I smelled wonderful while it was cooking too. Thanks!


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