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Spaghetti Sauce


Right after having our little one I had my mom help me make my sister-in-law’s spaghetti sauce so that I could freeze it for when she left. I knew things could be crazy and I wanted something yummy to make without taking time away from my two girls. This is our favorite spaghetti sauce because it has such a delicious warm flavor. I love to use turkey instead of ground beef, but either works! Serve it up with that bread from yesterday. Seriously, so delicious! Enjoy!

Is Spaghetti Sauce and Marinara Sauce the Same?

In the US, the terms “marinara sauce” and “spaghetti sauce” are used almost interchangeably.

About the only distinction between the two is, spaghetti sauce may contain meat, marinara sauce never contains meat.

What Can You Substitute For Tomato Paste?

If you don’t have tomato paste, you can substitute 1 tablespoon tomato paste with 2 to 3 tablespoons of tomato puree or tomato sauce.

If you make this substitution, you should reduce liquid in recipe by 2 to 3 tablespoons; or boil tomato puree or sauce until reduced to 1 tablespoon.

Can You Freeze Spaghetti Sauce?

You can freeze spaghetti sauce for up to 4 months.

Let the sauce cool completely.

Pour into to freezer-safe containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.

Spaghetti Sauce

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Spaghetti Sauce

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
This is our favorite spaghetti sauce because it has such a delicious warm flavor. I


  • 1 lb. Ground beef lean
  • 1 lb. Spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 4-5 8 oz. cans Tomato sauce
  • 2-3 6 oz. cans Tomato paste
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Red cooking wine
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Garlic powder


  • Brown ground beef, sausage, onion and pepper.
  • Drain.
  • Add all ingredients in a big pot.
  • Simmer for 2 hrs.


Spaghetti sauce can be frozen for about 3 months
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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