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Spaghetti Sauce

Growing up, so many Sunday dinners at our house were pasta and meatballs.  This family meal was always smothered with my Mother’s homemade Spaghetti Sauce.

Loaded with tomato flavour and full of seasonings, this naturally gluten free recipe will delight your taste buds.

How many servings this recipe will serve depends on how generously you serve it up.  We usually can get 10.

Whip up a batch of homemade Meatballs after you get the Spaghetti Sauce started to complete your meal!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To begin making Spaghetti Sauce I diced up a yellow onion, a green pepper and some celery.

Then I added some olive oil to a large pot and turned the burner to medium heat.

Once the oil was heated I added all the cut up vegetables.

Next I measured in some salt, basil, pepper, oregano and chili peppers.

After about 5 minutes of cooking the vegetables and spices, I added in some tomato juice, tomato paste and ground tomatoes.

After stirring together all the ingredients I covered the sauce slightly and let it come to a slow boil.

Once the sauce boiled I lowered the heat to let it simmer for 4 -5 hours.  I stirred it occasionally.

If serving Meatballs as well, add them after the first hour.

For about the last half hour of cooking time I removed the lid to let the sauce thicken a little bit more.

Serve up this tasty sauce on top of your favourite pasta.

Add some hearty meatballs and you have a complete meal!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Spaghetti Sauce:

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for cooking diced vegetables
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili peppers
  • 48 oz can tomato juice 
  • 7 1/4 oz can tomato paste
  • 28 oz can ground tomatoes

How to Make Spaghetti Sauce:

  1. Dice the onion, green pepper and celery.
  2. Add some olive oil to a large pot and turn to medium heat.
  3. When oil heated add the diced vegetables to the pot.
  4. Add the salt, basil, pepper, oregano and chili peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes until starting to soften.
  5. Add the tomato juice, tomato paste and ground tomatoes.
  6. Cover slightly and let come to a slow boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 – 5 hours.
  8. Uncover near end to allow sauce to thicken.
  9. If using Meatballs, add after the first hour.
  10. Serve with your favourite pasta.
  11. Enjoy!
Yield: 10

Spaghetti Sauce

Growing up, so many Sunday dinners at our house were pasta and meatballs.  This family meal was always smothered with my Mother's homemade Spaghetti Sauce.

Growing up, so many Sunday dinners at our house were pasta and meatballs.  This family meal was always smothered with my Mother's homemade Spaghetti Sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for cooking diced vegetables
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili peppers
  • 48 oz can tomato juice 
  • 7 1/4 oz can tomato paste
  • 28 oz can ground tomatoes

Instructions

    1. Dice the onion, green pepper and celery.
    2. Add some olive oil to a large pot and turn to medium heat.
    3. When oil heated add the diced vegetables to the pot.
    4. Add the salt, basil, pepper, oregano and chili peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes until starting to soften.
    5. Add the tomato juice, tomato paste and ground tomatoes.
    6. Cover slightly and let come to a slow boil.
    7. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 - 5 hours.
    8. Uncover near end to allow sauce to thicken.
    9. If using Meatballs, add after the first hour.
    10. Serve with your favourite pasta.
    11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1096mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
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