homemade spaghetti sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Classic spaghetti sauce with great flavor.
Course Sauces, seasonings, and condiments
Cuisine Italian
Keyword spaghetti sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 146kcal
Author Donielle


  • 28 ounces tomato sauce homemade sauce is fantastic
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 6 ounces water
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped (small)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms and/or diced tomatoes optional


  • Brown beef and drain off fat. Set aside.
  • Chop and saute onion in butter until soft (along with mushrooms if using). Add garlic and saute for about one minute.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for at least 5 minutes but you'll have the best flavor with around 20 minutes.
  • Use with your favorite pasta!


For best results, save 1/2 cup of the cooking water from the pasta. Once the pasta is drained, put it back in the pot and stir in the 1/2 cup water and one cup of the sauce. Let sit for just a couple of minutes before serving.
Top with hot sauce and fresh Parmesan.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 16.9% | Vitamin C: 15.9% | Calcium: 3.2% | Iron: 12.6%