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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

This authentic homemade and delicious Italian Tomato Sauce is thick, hearty and super delicious
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: BASIL, Garlic, Onions, Oregano, Parmesan, Spaghetti Sauce, Tomatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb 85% lean ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Small yellow onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced (1 Tbsp)
  • 28 oz. Crushed tomatoes 
  • ¾ cup Water, or as needed
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. Tomato paste
  • ¼ cup Chopped fresh basil* (packed)
  • ¾ tsp. Dried oregano
  • ¼ cup Finely shredded parmesan, plus more for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch (and deep) skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add beef in crumbles, leaving space between them, and let sear on bottom until golden brown, about 3 minutes. 
  • Then start crumbling beef and continue to cook, tossing and crumbling occasionally until fully cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.
  • Transfer beef to a large plate lined with paper towels, leave 1 Tbsp rendered fat in skillet (or add 1 Tbsp olive oil).
  • Reduce skillet heat to medium, add onion and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic saute 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, water, tomatoes paste, cooked beef, basil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Bring to a light boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until onions are tender, about 15 – 20 minutes.** Thin with a little more water as needed (or thicken with a little more tomato paste as needed).
  • Stir in parmesan. Serve warm with cooked spaghetti, garnish with more parmesan and parsley.


  • For more added richness you can stir some butter, extra virgin olive oil, or cream in at the end.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories220
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 14g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Cholesterol 55mg 19%
  • Sodium 169mg 8%
  • Potassium 335mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 16g 32%

  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 5%
  • Calcium 7%
  • Iron 11%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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