The Godfather's Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 3
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2
    (28 ounce) cans tomatoes (whole, crushed or chopped)
  • 2
    (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 3
    Italian sausages, grilled and sliced
  • 1
    lb meatballs, cooked (use your favorite recipe)
  • red wine, just a splash
  • 14
    cup sugar (or to taste)


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot.
  • Add garlic and cook for a few minutes. Do not let the garlic burn.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously so that a relatively smooth consistence is reached.
  • Add sausages and meatballs and stir until the meat is coated.
  • Add a splash of red wine, then the sugar according to taste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  • Serve by ladling over cooked pasta.
  • Tip: It's not in the movie, but a teaspoon each of basil and oregano is suggested.
  • Tip 2: If you're using canned whole tomatoes, draining them and then crushing them by hand will result in a chunky sauce. Canned crushed tomatoes will create a slightly thinner sauce, while canned chopped tomatoes will result in a thicker sauce.