Colella Spaghetti Sauce

Laura Aden


This recipe has been handed down through my Italian side of the family. I make such a large amount so I can freeze it and use it when I need it. This will make about 12- 16 quarts. I store it in microwaveable containers in the freezer and defrost when it is needed. I also give this away as gifts at Christmas (along with my home made meatballs). I never really measure when cooking, so these are all guesstiments. =) I love garlic, so I tend to use a lot.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

A lot (enough to freeze)
15 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 can(s)
    106oz tomato puree (costco or sam's)
  • 1 can(s)
    106oz whole tomatoe's (costco or sam's)
  • 2 can(s)
    14oz tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    12oz tomato paste
  • 20-30 clove
    garlic - minced
  • 1
    bell pepper
  • 1
    large sweet onion
  • 1
    large yellow onion
  • 3 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 3 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 5
    bay leaves
  • 1 c
    parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    carrots - pureed in food processor
  • ·
    half can (106oz) of water
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Colella Spaghetti Sauce


  1. In very large pot, put enough vegatable oil to cover bottom 1/4 inch.
  2. In food processor: mince garlic, add to pan.
    Chop onions, add to pan
    Chop bell pepper, add to pan.
    Cann of whole tomatoe's - blend
    Turn stove on med high and saute for about 4 minutes (do not brown the garlic).
  3. Add in tomato puree, whole tomatoes you have blended in food processor, tomato paste, tomato sauce. Stir until well blended
  4. Add in all spices in and stir. Add pureed carrots and water. Stir.
  5. Turn heat down to medium low and cover pot. Let simmer for 2 hours or more (the longer it simmers - the better it blends.
  6. Once it is done - enjoy some over pasta. Freeze the rest.
  7. If you want sauce with meat, brown meat in large pan, add some sauce and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Printable Recipe Card

About Colella Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy homemade caramel sauce that is perfect for topping treats and dipping! Click here for the Homemade Caramel Sauce recipe!

34 Homemade Sauce Recipes

34 Homemade Sauce Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It’s time to quit buying your favorite sauces at the store and make them from home. Check out these 34 homemade sauce recipes, including everything from bbq sauces to pasta...

How To Make Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

How to Make Homemade Tartar Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you’ve never made homemade tartar sauce, then you’re missing out! Nothing could be easier or tastier. Making the sauce only takes 5 to 10 minutes and offers a real...