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Delicious spaghetti dinner using homemade spaghetti sauce
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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce: This spaghetti sauce has a robust flavor, is easy to make, uses easy to find ingredients, and is absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade spaghetti sauce recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 603kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 4 cans Crushed Tomatoes 28 ounces each
  • 1 can Tomato Paste 6 ounces
  • 1/3 cup dried basil or 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 tsps Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated, or Romano Cheese


  • Use a dutch oven or 5 qt pot and heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add finely chopped onion to the pot and saute for 10 minutes
  • Add in minced garlic, saute for an additional minute until fragrant, but not brown.
  • Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, parsley, Italian seasoning, black pepper, balsamic, and honey.
  • Stir well, and bring to a low boil
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes, uncovered, and stir often. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn, but make sure it simmers.
  • Turn heat down further, cover pot, and let continue to simmer for another hour.
  • Before serving, add in cheese, and any additional fresh basil.
  • Serve over cooked spaghetti or your choice of noodles



Feel free to use less seasoning if you want, this is our preferred amount, but I use fresh herbs, so usually use larger quantities.
Taste along the way. This is a great way to ensure the flavor is to your preference. 


Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2.6mg