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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti is probably the most popular Italian dish. I used to use store-bought spaghetti sauce quite a bit but now that has changed. I started experimenting with different sauce recipes until I found one that was perfect for me. Spaghetti sauce is not very hard to make and it’s all about the simmer. The longer you simmer the sauce for, the better it will taste. The sauce should be simmered for a minimum of 1 hour, but I would recommend about 1 ½-2 hours. The recipes call for 2 cups of water in the sauce, if you are only simmering for 1 hour, I would only use 1 cup. Serve with parmesan cheese and garlic bread. What could be better? Enjoy.

(Makes 10 Servings)

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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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  • 2lbs Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 (28 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water (if simmering for only 1 hour, 1 cup)
  • 3 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup red wine



  1. In a large pot (I used a very big skillet) brown Italian sausage, breaking it up into bits as you stir.
  2. Add onions and continue to cook until they have become soft. Add garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Mix well.
  3. Add basil, parsley, brown sugar, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Mix well and bring to a slow boil. Stir in red wine.
  4.  Simmer on low stirring frequently for at least 1 hour. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.
  • Author: Bobby


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Saturday 3rd of November 2012

i love ur recipe! i put to much red pepper in. how can i tone it down


Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Made this sauce a few nights ago with my own meatball recipe. It was a HIT! Thanks for sharing! I'm featuring this recipe on Crazy Cooking Challenge this month....hope you'll check it out!


Wednesday 24th of November 2010

Donna- the missing ingredient is salt.


Wednesday 24th of November 2010

I am not sure if I am missing something, but under 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar it states 1 teaspoon but does not indicate of what. Is there an ingredient missing?

Thanks Donna


Tuesday 12th of October 2010

I made this last week and it turned out fantastic. My mother in law liked it so much she was asking what I put in it. It's so nice to find the perfect spaghetti sauce recipe. This year I have made four or five other recipes and this one is by far the best. The only thing I did was I used lean ground beef and drained it. Other than that, I will be making this for dinner this sunday for a dinner gathering along with your garlic bread. I'm also going to try out your apple crisp recipe! Thanks Bobby :)