Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce


This sauce came from a good friend's Italian mother-in-law. It is easy, and by far the best homemade sauce I know of. Great for both spaghetti and lasagna. Pssst...the secret is the sugar! Also, as I am now vegetarian, it tastes great with out the meat! Just substitute two tablespoons olive oil for the beef.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
8 servings


  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 yellow onions, chopped

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
8g Fat
22g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 41mg 205%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 728mg 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.

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