Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

The Easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! This recipe is a family dinner staple!

Today I’m going to teach you how to make a spaghetti sauce recipe. The spaghetti sauce I’m making today is a classic Italian sauce.

It’s made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and sometimes beans. It is then simmered in a large pot until thickened and rich.

I love pasta. It’s probably my favourite food. It’s easy to make, delicious, and can be a meal on its own. But the thing is, I can’t make pasta without getting a giant pot of water boiling on the stove.

The other day my family and I were craving some pasta, but I didn’t have any in the fridge.

I ended up going to the store and purchasing a box of spaghetti. While I was cooking it I realized that it probably would have been better if I had made some sauce instead.

I’ve always wondered what is in spaghetti sauce, and I decided to look it up.

How to make homemade spaghetti sauce

First, brown the beef and onion. Start by chopping the ground beef into small pieces. Then, cook it in a pan over medium heat until it’s browned.

Once it’s browned, you can add it to a food processor and pulse it a few times to create a finer crumble. This will make the sauce extra smooth.

In a pot or pan, combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Then, add water and simmer for 30 minutes or longer, to get more depth of flavour. The longer you simmer it, the more the flavours will blend together beautifully.

It is possible to prepare this homemade spaghetti sauce ahead of time. Refrigerate or store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Allow the spaghetti sauce to cool completely before freezing.

Label a gallon freezer bag and fill it with the sauce. Store it on a flat surface so that it freezes into a flat shape that will store easily.

Store it for up to 4-6 months. To use, place frozen sauce in a pot and reheat on the stove until warm.

Ingredients You Will Need To Make Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

  • 1 pound ground beef (or ½ lb ground Italian sausage and ½ lb ground beef)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • spaghetti noodles, for serving
spaghetti sauce recipe

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is so full of flavor and it’s easy to make it in large batches for freezing or canning for easy homemade meals that are prepared ahead.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 5 peoples
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves optional
  • 1 spaghetti noodles for serving
  • 1 pounds ground beef

Instructions
 

  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, add the beef and chopped onion and brown. Drain excess grease.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, worcestershire, and sugar to the skillet.
  • Stir well to combine and bring to a boil. Add water and stir well.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add chopped basil before serving, if desired.
  • This sauce tastes great in Spaghetti Pie, Million Dollar Spaghetti, Slow Cooker Lasagna and Instant Pot Spaghetti.

Notes

Tips for making ahead and freezing spaghetti sauce:
This homemade spaghetti sauce can be easily made ahead of time. Store it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or freeze it. Before freezing spaghetti sauce, allow the mixture to cool completely. Label a gallon freezer bag and fill it with the sauce. Store it on a flat surface so that it freezes into a flat shape that will store easily. Store it for up to 4-6 months. To use, place frozen sauce in a pot and reheat on the stove until warm.
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