Grandma Rosie's Extra Smooth Spaghetti Sauce


A mild sweet, super smooth pasta sauce that has become a family favorite! Makes a great sauce for meatballs. I recommend adding them and letting the entire pot simmer and meld. And remember, the bay leaf is lucky!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups


  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine tomato juice, tomato paste, brown sugar, garlic, oregano, basil, marjoram, bay leaf, and salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
0g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 1094mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 46mg 231%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* 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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