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spaghetti sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

This sauce is SO easy to make, freezes very well, and has just enough spice to give it a little zing!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword spaghetti sauce


  • 3 medium onions, chopped (about 1.5 cups)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 c. oil (I use canola oil)
  • 3 15 oz. tomatoes (I like to use diced tomatoes)
  • 3 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 12 oz. tomato paste
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1 t. red pepper flakes
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 3 T. dried parsley
  • 2 t. dried basil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 t. oregano
  • 3 T. parmesan cheese (shredded)


  1. Brown onion and garlic in the oil.

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  2. Add the other ingredients except for the parmesan cheese.

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  3. Simmer at least 3 hours on a low burner.  (Will burn very easily.)

  4. During the last 15 minutes, add the parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Serves 12-15

This recipe is from King and Lucy Schaudt of Slater, Iowa.  I've been using it for many years, so I assume they are no longer with us.  My mom passed along this recipe and it's one of my favorites.