Brian's Favorite Sauce


A favorite spaghetti sauce with my sons - especially Brian. Serve over your favorite pasta. Simmering the sauce for longer will result in a deeper flavor. Adjust the seasonings as you like.

6 servings


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 4 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat saute chopped onion and garlic in the oil. Break up sausage into small pieces and brown. Add tomato sauce, ground black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper; stir well. Let simmer uncovered 15 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
38g Fat
24g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 2374mg 103%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 699mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.