Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce


This is my Sicilian great-grandmother's recipe. I've never tasted better. Serve with meatballs and Italian sausage; it's also terrific as a marinara sauce.

Nannys Spaghetti Sauce
6 servings


  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a large skillet combine the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, garlic, sugar, vinegar, oregano and red pepper flakes. Stir all together and simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes (for the best flavor). Stir frequently to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
1g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 788mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 940mg 20%

* 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.

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