Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (2024)

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This Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe from scratch comes together in about 25 minutes! It is an Italian spaghetti sauce that you can make quickly to go with dinner, serve with your meatballs, or throw in your lasagna.

You will want to make this meatless spaghetti sauce again and again. If you are looking for something to serve alongside your spaghetti dinner, make thiseasy side salad or thisroasted asparagus!

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It has been insanely flippn’ cold here, guys.

(Side note: In real life I kind of swear like a sailor. I have gotten really good at turning it on and off in front of the kids without even thinking twice, but yeah . . . . I have a potty mouth. So I don’t actually say things like “flippn'” unless I’m texting with someone who I don’t think swears, hahaha! I use other more satisfying f-words.)

SO COLD.

It’s just starting to warm up a little. But it feels like such a cruel way to really start winter. It’s making me realize that by about March my family is going to have some serious cabin fever.

So this has me wanting to make all the things that are warm and comforting. Like spaghetti. Is there anything more satisfying than a giant bowl of spaghetti? I think not.

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And what better to top spaghetti with than some delicious homemade spaghetti sauce. Guys, making sauce at home could not be easier. You don’t need to be a whiz in the kitchen. And you just need to keep some dried herbs, garlic and canned tomatoes on hand to make it come together on the regular, making it the best spaghetti sauce recipe.

How do you make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce?

  1. Start by sautéing some garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add your canned tomatoes – either two cans of crushed tomatoes or one can of crushed tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes for a chunkier sauce.
  3. Add in your herbs and spices.
  4. Bring it to a simmer and allow it to thicken for about 15 minutes.

What can you put in your Spaghetti Sauce?

Honestly, the sky is the limit. This was a recipe that I just barely adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. I took out the onions because that was in my wedding vows and I added a few more herbs. This would be great swapping out the diced tomatoes for another can of crushed tomatoes. You could also make a variation on this with meat for a great homemade meat spaghetti sauce.

Great recipes to use Spaghetti Sauce

  • on healthy meatballs
  • on traditional Italian meatballs
  • mixing into Italian Stuffed Peppers

If you love this recipe but want to round out your meal, make my Meat Sauce.

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Prep: 5 minutes minutes

Cook: 20 minutes minutes

Total: 25 minutes minutes

This Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe from scratch comes together in about 25 minutes! It is an Italian Spaghetti Sauce that you can make quickly to go with dinner, serve with your meatballs, or throw in your lasagna.

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Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes see note
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté just until it becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Add in the crushed and diced tomatoes. Stir in the sugar, salt, oregano, parsley, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. Add pepper to taste.

  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook on low for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is thickens, stirring intermittently.

  • Use immediately or stor in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Notes

The diced tomatoes make for a nice chunky sauce. If your family doesn’t dig on chunks, replace the diced tomatoes with a second can of crushed tomatoes.

Serving: 1cup Calories: 44kcal (2%) Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 1g (2%) Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 31mg (1%) Potassium: 377mg (11%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 2150IU (43%) Vitamin C: 28.9mg (35%) Calcium: 20mg (2%) Iron: 1.3mg (7%)

Author: Lisa Longley

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

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  1. Yvonne Hoggatt says

    Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (14)
    I made your Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe and loved it. I would love to can it. do you have instructions on canning this recipe?

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (15)Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry, Yvonne, I just don’t have enough experience with canning to give you a recommendation.

      Reply

  2. Barbara says

    Do you drain the 28oz. Can of diced tomatoes??

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (16)Lisa Longley says

      Nope!

      Reply

  3. Barbara Evely says

    Didn’t can this year so this recipe sound great!!!!

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (17)Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it!

      Reply

  4. Penny Lindsey says

    Could this recipe be put in quart jars and canned? How much pressure for a pressure canner or could you hot water bath this recipe. I am looking for a spaghetti sauce recipe I can put in jars and can. Any suggestions???

    Reply

  5. Pat says

    I love your recipe for spaghetti sauce. I added some Italian spice if one like spicy.
    Can you can or anyone have info for future use?
    Pat

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (19)Lisa Longley says

      For storing, this is good for three to five days in the refrigerator but also freezes really well.

      Reply

  6. Jeanna Herrick says

    There are so many things that I want to try. I am having a hard time printing them. Is there a secret that I’ missing?

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (20)Lisa Longley says

      I’m not sure, Jeanna. I don’t ever have trouble printing from our site. Have you been using the print button in the recipe card?

      Reply

  7. Leyette says

    Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (21)
    I made your recipe but used no salt added tomatoes, and no salt brand for the salt, since I am on low sodium diet. The sauce turned out so well. We love it

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    • Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (22)Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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