Rating: 4 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5

Homemade Italian spaghetti sauce from an Italian family. The longer you cook it the better it tastes.

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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 large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, Italian seasoning, basil, sugar, wine, and crushed red pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 2.4g; sodium 659.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (59)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2008
People are correct as to the water volume,thats a ridiculous amount. I used Tomatoes from our garden and about 4 cups of H2O with 3 cans of Tom. paste. It came out perfect. I added some other goodies from the garden as well. It was straight up Vege Sauce... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2005
I had to cook for about 6 hours to get it to not be so watery and the taste was worst then the cheapest canned store bought sauce in my opinion. Even with doctoring it up it was bland yet spicy at the same time. Read More
(32)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2008
People are correct as to the water volume,thats a ridiculous amount. I used Tomatoes from our garden and about 4 cups of H2O with 3 cans of Tom. paste. It came out perfect. I added some other goodies from the garden as well. It was straight up Vege Sauce... Read More
(260)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2006
A most definite keeper. Took my time with this one but added 1 tblsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic salt and 2 bay leaves. Absolutely fantastic! Had even frozen half of it and seemed to taste even better afterwards. Go figure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2006
I made this recipe using REGULAR peeled ground tomatoes. I added MORE garlic. I also let it simmer for 7 hours. It came out PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I used a large can of crushed and a large can of diced tomatoes and reduced the recipe by 1 cup of water. This was a great sauce with body and full flavor. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2005
I had to cook for about 6 hours to get it to not be so watery and the taste was worst then the cheapest canned store bought sauce in my opinion. Even with doctoring it up it was bland yet spicy at the same time. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
Very tasty and very simple to prepare. I simmered it all day and it made the house smell wonderful. It made a very large pot of sauce, much more than 6 servings as the recipe states. I will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2004
Yum! I still have 2 hours of cooking time left and this is by far the best recipe for spaghetti sauce ever! I used tomatoes from my garden and it is my first time cooking with fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Now I can make batches of this until my tomatoes are gone and freeze it for later!! Thanks Cathy! My house smells great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2009
This recipe needed some tweaking in my opinion. First the onion to seasoning ratio is alright but the garlic and sugar is off and there isn't enough sugar. I followed this recipe and as most people found it is hard to find tomatoes in a paste form already. I changed it as follows: 1. lg can of crushed Contadina Tomatoes 1. Lg can of diced Contadina Tomatoes 2. 12 oz cans of Contadina tom. Paste 1. 6 oz can of Contadina paste w/garlic (makes up for the lack of enough garlic in the orig recipe) 2. 1/4-1/3 cup of sugar.. I added to taste. I like my sauce sweeter 1. 1 tsp of salt For the red wine I suggest a sweet red. I used one called Campagna Di Romani but any sweet wine will do. The wine gave it some sweet to counteract the acid from the tomato. After the changes the sauce seems much better and has a lot more flavor to it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2008
This was surprisingly underwhelming! It wasn't BAD but it wasn't great. I have a hard time getting excited about "OK" recipes. I probably won't make this again unless I make some serious changes. I'm looking for out-of-this world flavor and this recipe didn't even come close. Read More
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