Zesty traditional spaghetti sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
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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  • Combine diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic powder, sugar, parsley, salt, oregano, basil, and pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low, cover saucepan, and simmer until flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

This is delicious to simmer meatballs in - add cooked meatballs in during the last 15 minutes of simmering.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 0.3g; sodium 1166.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2015
I used crushed tomatoes with basil in place of the diced tomatoes & the basil (it's what I had on hand) & I only added one can of tomato sauce as I prefer a thicker sauce. I added homemade meatballs, simmered it about 30 minutes & it was delicious. My hubby & I both agreed it was the best spaghetti sauce I ever made & this is how I will make it from now on. It wasn't chunky ... just thick, rich & delicious. Thanks for sharing !!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2015
Chunky Italian Spaghetti Sauce Haiku: "This isn't 'chunky' would not cling to our noodles. Taste a '4' I guess." Maybe if it were tomato paste instead of tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes instead of diced it would've been more chunky or if the recipe called for fresh chopped veggies such as onion zucchini mushroom or dare I suggest tomatoes it would've been more chunky... either way this wasn't a chunky sauce BUT it was simple to make and it tasted pretty good - ate ours w/ meatballs over spaghetti but if I made it again it'd be drastically different and would no longer be this particular recipe. Read More
(1)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2015
I used crushed tomatoes with basil in place of the diced tomatoes & the basil (it's what I had on hand) & I only added one can of tomato sauce as I prefer a thicker sauce. I added homemade meatballs, simmered it about 30 minutes & it was delicious. My hubby & I both agreed it was the best spaghetti sauce I ever made & this is how I will make it from now on. It wasn't chunky ... just thick, rich & delicious. Thanks for sharing !!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
Really simple really easy and really delicious. Can't go wrong here. I used fresh basil and garlic though. Thanks Soulfood for your recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2016
My new go-to sauce. It is delicious and my husband and son loved it. They loved the freshness of it and the chunky tomato bits. The only thing I altered was using fresh basil and I sauted some vidalia onions to add. Only because we are so onion crazy. But this is really, really tasty, quick and easy. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
Some reviews said it did not stick to the spaghetti so I left out 1 can of tomatoe sauce and added 1-- 6 oz can of tomatoe paste. Simmer until reduced to your desired thickness about 30 min. P.S. I also added 1 can of sliced mushrooms. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2020
Great recipe for when you need a quick sauce , have made it several times and add different ingredients each time (mushroom, etc). I also put a small can of tomato paste in if I have it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2017
Quick and easy! Made it in the time quoted. Added onion powder cause why not? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2016
Just wanted a quick sauce with ingredients I had. Always wondered how much garlic powder it would take for a good garlic flavor. I made it pretty close to recipe. Added 1 tblspn of onion powder dash of red pepper and a splash of Worchester sauce. l keep this close at hand. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2015
Chunky Italian Spaghetti Sauce Haiku: "This isn't 'chunky' would not cling to our noodles. Taste a '4' I guess." Maybe if it were tomato paste instead of tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes instead of diced it would've been more chunky or if the recipe called for fresh chopped veggies such as onion zucchini mushroom or dare I suggest tomatoes it would've been more chunky... either way this wasn't a chunky sauce BUT it was simple to make and it tasted pretty good - ate ours w/ meatballs over spaghetti but if I made it again it'd be drastically different and would no longer be this particular recipe. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2017
Very rich and delicious. My husband enjoyed the meal. Used the recipe but added a few other ingredients. Read More
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