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The Best Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

The Best Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe is a zesty tomato sauce base, with garlic, herbs and spices and even has a little spicy kick. This has been a family favorite for over 3 decades!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Casserole, Main Course, Side Dish, Spaghetti Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 2 29 ounce can tomato Sauce
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground pork or italian sausage
  • 5 cloves chopped, garlic can use garlic in a jar if you prefer
  • 2 tbsp ground oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 dashes red, pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 large pinches of granulated sugar


  • Place olive oil in large saucepan to heat. Add chopped garlic to the saucepan and saute for just 1-2 minutes. You do not want the garlic to brown.
  • Then add the tomato sauce and tomato paste to the olive oil in the sauce pan and stir to incorporate the tomato paste.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the sauce and simmer for 25-30 minutes or sauce is bubbling.
  • Enjoy!!


***If you want to add wine, vegetables, cooked ground meats etc, you will add this along with all the other ingredients in the recipe and simmer them in the sauce for the 25 minutes***
Keyword The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe