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

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: 50+ Homemade Condiment Recipes
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 2356kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 lb. Ground beef lean
  • 1 pkg. Spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 4 or 5 small cans 15 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 2 or 3 small cans 6 ouncesof tomato paste
  • 4 or 5 garlic gloves
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Butter
  • Couple gulps of red 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2356kcal | Carbohydrates: 120.5g | Protein: 116.6g | Cholesterol: 428.6mg | Fiber: 21.9g | Sugar: 49.2g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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