Simple Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Jeanne Gliddon


Years ago in the 70's my Italian neighbor loaned me her cookbook of favorite recipes that were lovingly compiled by another Italian family. I searched the cookbook until I found this Spaghetti Sauce recipe that looked easy and did not have to cook all day. I thought that I would try it just for the heck of it. All I can say is that it was a huge success with my family and I have been making it ever since. Hopefully you will find it interesting enough to try like I did and also have success with your family.

★★★★★ 1 vote
8 - 10
30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


1/4 c
olive oil
3 large
garlic cloves, minced
1-4oz. can(s)
mushrooms, drained
1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 lb
ground beef
1 large can(s)
whole tomatoes, 1 lb. 12 oz. size can (puréed)
6 oz
tomato paste
1 tsp
salt or to taste
I/8 tsp
pepper or to taste
1 tsp
italian seasoning, optional

How to Make Simple Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1Place olive oil in a 3 quart sauce pan and heat oil over medium heat.
  • 2Add minced garlic to oil and stir for a few seconds keeping careful not to scorch or burn garlic.
  • 3Add mushrooms and red pepper flakes and blend well.
  • 4Add ground beef and break up a bit. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 5Uncover, stir breaking up large clumps until beef is no longer pink.
  • 6Purée tomatoes and add to meat mixture.
  • 7Blend mixture well, cover and simmer for 1 & 1/2 hours.
  • 8Uncover and add tomato paste blending well.
  • 9At this point you add the seasonings. The recipe does not call for Italian Seasoning so I put that it is optional but I have used it with great success. Once the seasoning has been added, taste and add more if you prefer. Blend well. Simmer uncovered for 1/2 to 1 hour. Serve over Spaghetti and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese if desired.

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About Simple Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids