Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

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Homemade Pasta Sauce for spaghetti, lasagna, and other favorite pasta dishes. Simple ingredients and delicious flavor, good with meat or go meatless!

Quick and easy recipe for homemade pasta sauce, perfect for spaghetti and lasagna. So delicious with meat or meatless too!Homemade Pasta Sauce is so simple and easy to make. We started making this particular sauce over the last year or so. Occasionally, we’ll have it with real pasta; other times we’ll have it with squash or zucchini pasta.

While I love ground beef, Italian sausage, or meatballs in my sauce, this sauce is also really good as a meatless sauce. So if you prefer a hearty sauce without meat, this is the sauce for you.

The recipe makes enough for a large pan of lasagna or a couple meals of spaghetti, just to give you an idea of how many servings it makes. You can freeze any leftover sauce, as well, making for a quick weeknight meal when you’re not sure what to make for dinner.How to make homemade pasta sauce. Easy recipe. Add meat or go meatless. We love this sauce for spaghetti, pizza, lasagna, and more.

Tips for how to make Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

  • Mince 3 to 5 garlic cloves.
  • Then mince 1/2 of a large onion.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, and minced onion to a deeper skillet. We use our favorite 10 1/4-inch iron skillet.
  • Bring sauce to a simmer.
  • Add Italian Seasoning, basil, salt, pepper, and brown sugar to the mixture. Stir well.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes.
  • Taste test along the way. This is half the fun of making homemade spaghetti sauce.
  • At this point, you can add cooked meat if you want. Or you can keep it meatless.
  • Add to your favorite pasta. We love this sauce with spaghetti and lasagna.

Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce perfect for your favorite pasta dishes. Make ahead and freeze for quick and easy weeknight meals.

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Tools you may need to make your own pasta sauce

Iron Skillet – to make this one skillet sauce.
Heat Resistant Spatula – Works well for stirring and scraping the sides of the pan.
Crushed Tomatoes – You’ll need 2 28-ounce cans.
Spices – You’ll need Italian Seasoning and basil.
Glass Lid – for iron skillet.

Homemade Pasta Sauce you can make ahead and freeze. Simple, quick, and easy recipe perfect for spaghetti. I love it with meat, but it’s good meatless too.

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Yield: 14

Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Homemade Pasta Sauce for spaghetti, lasagna, and other favorite pasta dishes. Simple ingredients and delicious flavor, good with meat or go meatless!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 28- ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 3 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Mince 3 to 5 garlic cloves.
  2. Also mince 1/2 of a large onion.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, and minced onion to a deeper skillet. We use our favorite 10 1/4-inch iron skillet.
  4. Bring sauce to a simmer.
  5. Add Italian Seasoning, basil, salt, pepper, and brown sugar to the mixture. Stir well.
  6. Cover and allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes.
  7. Taste test along the way. 
  8. At this point, you can add cooked meat if you want. Or you can keep it meatless. 
  9. Add to your favorite pasta. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 363mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g

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Homemade Pasta Sauce for spaghetti, lasagna, and other favorite pasta dishes. Simple ingredients and delicious flavor, good with meat or go meatless!

Homemade Pasta Sauce for spaghetti, lasagna, and other favorites. Simple ingredients and delicious flavor, good with meat or go meatless. Make ahead and freeze!

9 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce”

  1. Oooh, Linda, I didn’t think of making it in the slow cooker. Maybe I’ll do that, too!

    Mel, thanks for the recipe. I’ve saved it and will give it a try (minus the sugar) next time I need pasta sauce. Homemade is so much better, no?

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