Best Ever Spaghetti Sauce

"This is my favorite spaghetti sauce recipe. It comes from a freezer cookbook called Once a Month Cooking. This makes alot so plan on freezing about half of the recipe. You can use this sauce on spaghetti, manicotti, veal (or chicken) scallopini, or French bread pizza"
 
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Brown the sausage with the onion and drain.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer, partly covered, for 2 hours.
  • Simmering can be done in a crockpot, if desired.
  • This makes alot of sauce and can be frozen beautifully.

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Reviews

  1. GinnyP
    AngelicFantasia, terrific recipe! I used homemade Italian sausage (given to us by friends) and followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious. I used for (recipe#29451) Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, by MizzNezz, and still had enough leftover to freeze for later and to share with the friend's who shared the sausage. Thanks for a winner! Oh, and it was so simple to get the sauce going on the stove while I spent a few hours in the kitchen preparing other things as well. : )
     
  2. PuglyDuckling
    I doubled the recipe when I made this and was able to serve 6 people and had enough leftover (which I froze in quart jars) for 2 more meals! I made it in the crockpot and let it cook on high for about 5 hours. I didn't add any sausage but served it with meatballs instead and it turned out great! It's an excellent sauce and much better than store-bought. Definitely a keeper!
     
  3. Annie H
    I made this (doubled it) for my once a month cooking. Used it on Calzones, and will use it for spaghetti. Wonderful flavor, and I love the texture. (I am accustomed to meatless sauces)
     
  4. Hannah Boo
    Excellent! I had to sub the sausage for ground beef because it was what we had, and it was still excellent! Thanks for a great recipe!!
     
  5. LonghornMama
    Great! Needed a good basic sauce so doubled the recipe, omitted the sausage, and added about a tablespoon of olive oil. Simmered on the stove. This made about 4 quarts of sauce, and I froze the leftovers in quart jars for future meals. Next time I'll try the sausage. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Update: Made another batch with Italian sausage and it was really good. Forgot to add in my earlier review that I cut the salt down. This time I followed the recipe for the sausage version, but added only 1 t salt, and my kids commented that it was too salty. I'll watch that next time. Thanks for sharing!
     
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Tweaks

  1. CaptJoe
    Doesn't get any easier or tasty than this...And I am Italian....Doubled up on the garlic and oregano and added some wine instead of water.....Try a nice Chianti! Gratci for the recipe!
     
  2. Loves2Teach
    Made this tonight- and we really really liked it! Only change I made was to use a can of diced tomatoes instead of one of the tomato sauces, and I used brown sugar in the sauce. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe!
     
  3. Buckstop319
    We loved this very simple recipe. Even my sauce-picky husband. I used a pound of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage instead of the Italian sausage. Next time I will eliminate the tomato paste and just add a little chopped tomatoes or a can of tomatoes. The paste made it a little too tomato-y for us. I think most people would like it, but we just don't generally like the tomato. Anyway, it was incredible and easy. I used the crock pot. Thank you for a great recipe.
     
  4. jellyko
    loved this. I only had 2 cans of tomato sauce so I used 1 can diced tomatoes in place of 3rd can of sauce, also reduced salt to 1/2 tsp...hate something coming out salty. did in crock and added some frozen meatballs.. thank you for a great sauce!
     
  5. WildCook
    Great recipe Angelic. I've been searching for a good pasta sauce, and thats to you, I found one! I modified it though. I substituted the sausage for ground beef which I let cook right in the sauce. I adore vegetables so I added peppers, mushrooms and celery. I also like spices, so I added italian spices, paprika, black pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra zing. Thank you for sharing.
     

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