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Real Food Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce

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Spaghetti night is something most families are familiar with.   Spaghetti is a simple dinner most of us can whip up on a weeknight.  But, when it comes to HOW we make spaghetti sauce, the recipes and methods are ‘aplenty!  If you have been relying on a packet or jar or can of premade sauce, I encourage you to give this simple, clean recipe a try.  This homemade version is quick to make and doesn’t require a bunch of ingredients, but the taste is extraordinary!  In fact, this recipe began with my dad.  My dad never did a lot of the cooking growing up {and still doesn’t} but this was his shining moment in the kitchen!  His spaghetti is so good, even our friends request him to make it and host them for dinner!

And, if you are in a real tight spot and need to get dinner on the table in under 20 minutes, I encourage you to make up a BIG batch of this sauce {by doubling or tripling it} like I did just last night.  It isn’t any trouble to make more – all you need is a bigger pot and more ingredients – it will take the same amount of time.  Then, you can pour up the extra in cartons for the freezer or even pressure can it to keep on the pantry shelf just like the convenient store bought kind {but without a bazillion ingredients and preservatives you can’t pronounce}.  So, that way when you need a meal in a hurry you can just grab your premade sauce from when you made that big ‘ol batch and throw together a delicious spaghetti dinner in a matter of minutes.

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But, this sauce isn’t just good for spaghetti!  Of course you can brown some hamburger meat to make a meat sauce, whip up some meatballs to have spaghetti and meatballs, but you can also turn it into a favorite kid friendly dish – Pasta Palomino, or use it to make homemade pizza {with white or wheat crust}, lasagna, or a number of other Italian dishes.  This sauce is also the base for my homemade Pasta Fagioli – just like Olive Garden’s!

I serve my spaghetti with a simple tossed salad, some freshly grated Parmesan, and loaf of homemade baguette.

I love my sauce with angel hair pasta…what’s your favorite?

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Comments

  1. breck fudge says:

    Hey there, Denise! I had a question for you. I am wanting to do as you do and store some of the leftovers of batch cooking in my freezer. I was wondering what type of “carton” you use for sauces when freezing? Also, do you just use ziplock freezer bags or do you have something like the “food saver” vacuum sealing system?
    I just love your blog and it is helping my family to live simpler and eat healthier…so THANKS!!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      I buy quart sized plastic cartons at the Dollar Tree. They are made for freezing and come in a pack of 4 or 5 for a $1. You can also get them at Walmart and most grocery stores carry them too. I just set them out on the counter or in the fridge to thaw. I don’t heat in them though. I transfer the content to a pot or a glass container for heating. I like to use these cartons for freezing liquids like soup, chicken or beef stock, and spaghetti sauce.
      I use ziploc freezer bags for solids, like chopped vegetables, fruit, and meat.
      I don’t have a vacuum sealing gadget. I have heard they work well, but my system has worked well, and it is MUCH cheaper than having to buy refills. =)
      Denise
      Wholeseome Mommy

  2. Can you tell me what kind of tomato sauce do you use for your pasta sauce. Is it tomatoes in puree? diced or stewed? or just plain tomato sauce?
    Love your blog. Thanks.

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Christy,
      It is just plain tomato sauce. I usually buy the really large cans at Sam’s. It is cheaper and easier, and I like to make it in big batches when I make it! It isn’t any harder to make more and then I can put the extra in cartons in my freezer for a quick weeknight meal. (:
      Denise Sawyer
      Wholesome Mommy

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