We have talked before about how pasta makes a great budget friendly dinner. Adding your own Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is super easy and taste lots better than the store bought sauce.

All this week we are sharing some “back to basics” recipes, the Tuna Macaroni Casserole is always a hit at our house, and we couldn’t get by without serving Spaghetti and Meatballs!

Our family loves Meatballs with our Spaghetti, which makes the sauce a little heartier, but you can certainly serve it plain or even with cooked ground beef too. In fact, our youngest is kind of a Meatball fanatic, he always has to have a few on the side to eat too.

This Sauce is pretty versatile too, you can also serve it as a dipping sauce for breadsticks, use it as a condiment on Meatball Hoagie or even add it on top of chicken for Chicken Parmesan. Having an easy go to sauce is great!

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Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

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Easy to make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can {16 oz} diced tomatoes
  • 1 can {16 oz} tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning blend {oregano, basil, garlic, whatever you like}


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan
  2. Add chopped onion and garlic, saute until onions are tender
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
  4. Cook about 1 minute to get the onions and garlic seasoned
  5. Add the tomatoes and tomato sauce
  6. Add the other tablespoon seasoning
  7. Heat to boiling and reduce heat to simmer
  8. Simmer for about 30 minutes until thick
  9. This recipe is also great in the crockpot, after you saute the onions and garlic just add them to the crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low about 2 hours
  10. Optional: Add 1 pound cooked ground beef or meatballs
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Do you make your own Spaghetti Sauce? Have you ever canned or frozen it?

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