Homemade easy spaghetti sauce is so easy to make it will make you’ll never want to crack open a jar of tomato sauce again. Spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce can sound intimidating, but it’s really a simple recipe that can become a family favorite.
This sauce only uses a few simple ingredients. You can let it simmer for hours until you’re ready to serve dinner, or eat right away if it’s a busy weeknight. If you’ve got time best time make this on a Sunday, then let it simmer for a few hours. It makes a big batch so there should be plenty for leftovers during the week! Baked ziti, lasagna, stuffed shells, tortellini, or ravioli all make easy dinner ideas that can use this easy tomato sauce throughout the week.
Side Dish Ideas
I know garlic bread is a popular side dish for tomato sauce, and trust me I’m a fan of that. But some other ideas to serve with your spaghetti dinner are:
- Caesar salad
Since spaghetti and meatballs is filling and hearty, a side item doesn’t have to be complex. Something green and fresh is the perfect compliment to this dinner.
Want to make classic spaghetti and meatballs? Grab my meatball recipe here. So easy and they bake in the oven!
You can top the spaghetti with pieces of fresh mozzarella, or even Burrata cheese! I’ve had questions before about where to find Burrata. In my groceries stores, it’s always in the area where you find the specialty cheeses. Most stores will have a section of specialty cheese and I find it in the area of the fresh Mozzarella.Print
Easy Spaghetti Sauce
Easy spaghetti sauce is a robust tomato sauce you can make and have plenty for leftover meals throughout the week. A few easy ingredients combine to make an easy sauce that will have you choosing this over jarred sauce from now on!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Italian
4 garlic cloves
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 28oz cans tomato puree
1 28oz can crushed tomato
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Over medium heat, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large pot and grate the garlic into the oil. Cook for 2 minutes, then add in both cans of tomato puree and the can of crushed tomatoes. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, pepper and salt and stir until full blended in the sauce.
2. Bring sauce to boil then cover and simmer until ready to eat! Recommended at least 1 hour. To serve, toss with cooked pasta and sprinkle with fresh mozzarella cheese.
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