I guess it’s finally time to post our spaghetti sauce recipe. Our Pizza Sauce has been one of our top recipes for like forever now and we think you’ll love our easy spaghetti sauce just as much. It has great flavor and it can easily be a vegetarian sauce or meat sauce. Either way our quick and easy spaghetti sauce is getting canned this summer for a whole year of easy recipes and I’m excited to let you in on our secrets.
The first thing is that we add very finely chopped peppers to our sauce versus just a tomato sauce. You can’t really tell they’re in there unless you chop them bigger, which we do sometimes just to give it variety, but they add a layer of flavor that is totally missed without them. Then, like our pizza sauce, we add a little brown sugar. It doesn’t make the sauce sweet because of the peppers and herbs, but it smooths it out in a way that you have to try to understand.
Can Spaghetti Sauce Be Frozen?
Tomato-based sauces tend to freeze the best and thaw with the best results, but meat-based sauces can also stand up to freezing.
Spaghetti sauce should be cooled and then put into a freezer-safe container or even a heavy duty freezer bag and then frozen.
Properly stored, spaghetti sauce will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
How Long Will Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Keep in the Refrigerator?
Homemade pasta sauce will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
It should be stored in a container with a tight fitting lid.
Quick and Easy Spaghetti Sauce
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon butter (optional or sub more olive oil if you're being healthier)
- 1 lb ground beef (60% chuck, 40% brisket) **optional
- 1 red bell pepper, minced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, minced
- 1/2 cup onion, minced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoons onion powder
- 3 dashes of red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons fresh basil, *1 teaspoon dried
- 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 2- 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
- 1-6 ounce can of tomato paste
- 1 (15) ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large sauce pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter.
- As it begins to melt, add the meat and begin to cook until barely pink still.
- Add the onion, peppers and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Add the seasonings, stirring them in, then the tomato paste, sauce and diced tomatoes.
- Stir to combine and finally the parmesan, brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
- Allow to simmer for at least 10 minutes or you can cook it very low all day to allow the flavors to really combine.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 367 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 12.8mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 38.6g Fiber: 7.7g Sugar: 19.7g Protein: 13.1g