This classic pasta sauce with lots of tomatoes and Italian sausage served on hot cooked pasta makes a quick, satisfying dinner any night of the week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
5 -1/2 cups
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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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  • Combine sausage, onion and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink inside, stirring to break up sausage.

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  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, oregano, basil, salt, sugar.

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

Tips

VARIATIONS: To make Spicy, Creamy or Veggie Spaghetti Sauce, prepare recipe as directed above, except:

Spicy Spaghetti Sauce: Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes in Step 2.

Creamy Spaghetti Sauce: Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream after 30 minute simmer. Do not boil.

Veggie Spaghetti Sauce: Omit meat and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 cup diced carrots, 1/2 cup sliced celery, 1 can (15 oz.) white or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts

605 calories; protein 23.9g 48% DV; carbohydrates 69.8g 23% DV; fat 25.1g 39% DV; cholesterol 57.5mg 19% DV; sodium 1401.3mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
I found this recipe and decided to try it. It's better than my wife's recipe that she got from an Italian lady in Queens NY. We have it often as we both enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce. I prefer the thick spaghetti pasta while my wife has a gluten free spelt pasta. It's all good. This recipe will last two people for two or three meals... and everybody knows spaghetti sauce is better the day after! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2019
Would a red onion work? Just realized I’m out of yellow. Will run to store if this will make a difference Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
I found this recipe and decided to try it. It's better than my wife's recipe that she got from an Italian lady in Queens NY. We have it often as we both enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce. I prefer the thick spaghetti pasta while my wife has a gluten free spelt pasta. It's all good. This recipe will last two people for two or three meals... and everybody knows spaghetti sauce is better the day after! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2014
It's as classic and simple as can be and it took me back in time to a recipe in my younger days that we also used for pizza sauce. Perfectly delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
So easy to make and so delicious. My family LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2017
The spaghetti sauce turned out very well. Because this is a hearty sauce I used bow tie pasta and the meal was served with a side salad and fresh made garlic bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
This is my new go-to spaghetti sauce recipe now. I made it as per the recipe and it is delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
Very yummy! I have made this sauce a few times. My husband and I really enjoy the flavor. Especially when I Add the red pepper to make it a little spicier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
Delish. Added extra finely cut mushies the family didn t pick out & a grated carrot. No tinned tomato sauce in oz so did a tin of condensed tomato soup instead. Yum Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2016
one change I made is to add a small can of tomato paste to thicken the sauce. Also doubled the spices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2018
I didn t have basil but I added 1 tablespoon of chicken flavor bouillon and it was amazing!! Definitely making this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2019
Would a red onion work? Just realized I’m out of yellow. Will run to store if this will make a difference Read More