Homemade spaghetti sauce in a saucepan with a wooden spoon.
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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Easy homemade spaghetti sauce, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! This recipe is a family dinner staple! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 5
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (or 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage and 1/2 lb ground beef)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes , to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • spaghetti noodles , for serving

Instructions

  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper. 
  • In a large skillet, add the beef and chopped onion and brown.  Drain excess grease. 
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, worcestershire, and sugar to the skillet. 
  • Stir well to combine and bring to a boil. Add water and stir well. 
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add chopped basil before serving, if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg