Delicious and not so sweet. Good to the last bowl!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain and set aside.

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and Italian sausage; mix well.

  • Simmer over medium-low heat for at least one hour; it is best if simmered all day.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Mix sauce with hot pasta; serve.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 12.2g 24% DV; carbohydrates 38.5g 12% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 14.9mg 5% DV; sodium 1068.7mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2006
This sauce was amazing! My friend raved over the smell when she came in my front door. She said it smelled like "real sauce". When she tasted it her exact words "It's just right. Not to sweet and not to spicy". I will definitely make this again. My one suggestion would be to make sure you use the Italian Sausage I don't think it would be as good with out the extra kick from the seasonings of the sausage. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
Had to add a pinch of sugar so it didnt taste so acidic. Read More
(10)
180 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
This sauce was amazing! My friend raved over the smell when she came in my front door. She said it smelled like "real sauce". When she tasted it her exact words "It's just right. Not to sweet and not to spicy". I will definitely make this again. My one suggestion would be to make sure you use the Italian Sausage I don't think it would be as good with out the extra kick from the seasonings of the sausage. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
This recipe is THE best! I had a similar experience as the last person who commented...my boyfriend walked in the door and said he could smell the sauce from outside our home and that it smelled fanstastic. I stayed completely true to the recipe except for a couple of things-which were only due to personal preference. I used 1 lb of ground beef instead of sausage and added half of a chopped white onion while seasoning beef. Also added 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes that gave the sauce a small zing. We LOVED it and both agreed this recipe will be a staple in our home. Thank you so much for submitting this:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2006
This was a very good sauce. I used a whole pound of sausage because I had a pound in the freezer that I wanted to use. Great flavor. I used fresh basil and oregano but added those at the end. I did add some dried in the beginning. Also used 3 cloves fresh garlic and some dried onion. I used two larger cans of tomato sauce (14 oz?) instead of the smaller ones and one can was no-salt-added. This sauce was still a little too salty for me probably because of the evaporated liquid during the long simmer. The long simmer is essential though (I did a little over an hour) to develop that great thick texture and great flavor. Mine got a little too thick so I added a splash of water at the end. Served over whole-wheat spaghetti. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
this is some really good tasteing spaghetti and a little spicy.I used the "hot" italian sausage--very good and I would highly recomend it and I give it five stars--very very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2007
This sauce was surprisingly good! All I did was add some rosemary doubled the garlic powder and added a pinch of brown sugar. Served over thin spaghetti with garlic toast and a caesar salad. I will make this recipe again... we scarfed it down! Thank you Foxworth! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
Everyone loves this recipe. I use it exactly as shown, but use the italian diced tomatoes with spices. I also use a crock pot and cook for 4 - 6 hours and it turns out absolutely fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2009
Wow this recipe is amazing. I found it better than restaurant quality! Only one thing I changed was using minced beef instead of Italian sausage and adding finely cut red onion. Although the original yield probably serves about 4 I find that I can't help but eat about 1.5 servings so probably better to increase the amounts:) Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
Had to add a pinch of sugar so it didnt taste so acidic. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2007
I rarely follow a recipe to a "Tee " but this time I did. I don't think this could serve 6 people. My family of 4 are not big eaters but there was not enough for us 2 adults and 2 children. I let it simmer for nearly 3 hours (having to turn it off from the "low" setting ) several times. The sauce turned out rather thick. The flavors were very good though. Because of the thickness we did have to add just regular jar sauce. I did rate this following the recipe before adding the jar sauce. Thanks for sharing and I will try again!!! Read More
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