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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

Photo: Diana Rattray
Spaghetti sauce recipe with Italian sausage and basil and tomato sauce and paste.


  • 1 pounds Italian sausage links, cooked, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 to 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cans (24 ounces total) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • grated parmesan cheese


In a Dutch oven or large kettle, brown sausage slices. Drain off grease and add olive oil to pan. Add onion, green bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Add remaining ingredients, except Parmesan cheese. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 3 hours. Add more water and reduce heat if sauce becomes too thick. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti and pass the Parmesan cheese.
Makes enough spaghetti sauce for 6 servings.


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 5 out of 5
Wonderful Flavor, Member WARTON57

I tried this recipe months back and have been using it ever since. I too found it just a bit strong and so have modified the sugar amount to please the taste buds better. I add 2 - 3 Tblsp. of sugar instead of the recipe amount. I also crumble the sausage as I would hamburger and I use the sweet italian sausage. Everyone comes backs for seconds. Add the spices last for the best flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!

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