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Homemade Spaghetti Tomato Sauce

Easy Recipes for Making Homemade Spaghetti Tomato Sauce Yourself

There's really no suitable substitute for homemade spaghetti sauce. This article will show you how to make your won, and you'll never want to use store-bought sauce again!
Girija Shinde
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Homemade spaghetti sauce is one of the easiest and most delicious items to prepare. All you need is the right ingredients and a good sense of what flavors you like in your sauces. We have some choice recipes for you.
Homemade Spaghetti Tomato Basil Sauce
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 large ripe plum tomatoes; blanched, peeled and seeded
  • Salt and pepper
  • Blanch the tomatoes by placing them in simmering water, cover it and cook until the skins of the tomatoes split.
  • After that, remove the tomatoes from heat, drain and let them cool in a colander.
  • Meanwhile, cut the basil into strips. Do this by stacking them and then rolling them lengthwise. Then cut them across, to make strips.
  • Mince the garlic.
  • Dice the cooled tomatoes and set aside.
  • Take a skillet and heat olive oil in it. Add garlic and a pinch of salt and black pepper to it.
  • Keep on medium heat till garlic is fragrant. Do not brown.
  • Add in basil and tomatoes to the oil and simmer until water is released.
  • When the mixture turns into a thick sauce, add in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss with boiled pasta and serve.
Spaghetti and Meatballs

For Meatballs
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
For Sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ¾ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Take a large mixing bowl and mix the bread crumbs, cheese, ground beef, parsley, garlic powder, ¼ tsp black pepper and beaten egg in it.
  • Make 12 balls out of this mixture. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Now heat a saucepan, pour olive oil into it and sauté garlic and onions over medium heat.
  • When the onions turn light, add the sugar, salt, tomatoes and bay leaf.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 90 minutes.
  • Then, stir in basil, tomato paste, meatballs and ½ tsp pepper.
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes and serve this delicious dish hot.
Chicken Spaghetti Tomato Sauce
  • 3 lbs. chicken, boiled and chopped
  • 2 cups broth, use from boiled chicken
  • 3 tbs bacon grease
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • Take a medium-sized skillet and sauté garlic, bell pepper, onion, celery and green onion in bacon grease until onions are translucent.
  • Bring to a boil and add bay leaves and vegetables. Boil further for 20 minutes.
  • Next, add the Worcestershire sauce and cook on medium-low heat until thick.
  • Add tomato soup, tomato sauce, and tomato paste and boil for 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in spaghetti along with diced chicken and cook only until the sauce has been absorbed.
  • If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little broth.
You can add in extra ingredients in any of the above recipes to experiment. Enjoy!