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Simple Pasta Sauce

If your family is anything like mine than spaghetti is probably a meal that is often on the menu plan. There is something very kid and family friendly about pasta.

Today’s recipe for spaghetti is one I recently came up with. I have another quick and easy spaghetti sauce on my site that my family enjoys, but today’s recipe is even easier than my other recipe. Not only that this recipe more closely resembles store bought sauce.

I have never been a huge fan of store bought jarred spaghetti sauces. I do have a few recipes that use them, but in general we prefer homemade sauces. By making my own sauce I can control what goes into it. I can season and adjust it just how I like. When it comes from a jar it is harder to control the seasoning and the sweetness of the sauce.

The trouble with homemade sauces though is that they often take a lot of time to make. My friend Toni posted a great example today of how much time they can take.

I do not usually have a lot of time to spend making a homemade sauce, which is why today’s recipe is perfect. This sauce is so quick and easy, yet it is very good.

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  1. Even when spaghetti isn’t on my meal plan, it winds up making it’s way in. I love spaghetti and could (have) lived off the stuff. Your version sounds fantastic. It’s got CHEESE!!!

  2. this sounds like a great sauce… i love easy 🙂

  3. Looks yummy and easy! I’ve been on the search for a good sauce recipe, I’ll have to try it out:)

  4. Stephanie K says

    Sounds like a great crockpot candidate….thanks!!

  5. I love your site and often come here for meal ideas! I also just put your button on my site. Thanks for all the recipes!

  6. Sounds wonderful, I will definitely be making this, even though my 3 year old doesn’t like pasta of any kind (he is the oddball of the family because the rest of us will eat pasta anytime)

    I also wanted to say that I love your site, I visit here daily. I love your recipes. they are wholesome and easy to make. I appreciate all your hard work , keep up the great work!

    • @Ana, I hope you enjoy the sauce. And thank you for your kind comment about the site. I am so glad you enjoy my site and recipes. Thank you for reading!

  7. Thank you so much for this sauce, it is so easy! Do you think this would freeze ok in either mason jars or freezer bags?

    • Spaghetti sauce freezes great, so yes this should freeze well. I have done both freezer bags and jars and I prefer bags mainly because they take up less space.

  8. Is this recipe for a family of 4? Just asking because I have a family of 5. Also, in order to freeze would you still put in the cheese or wait on that part when you reheat it?

    • This feeds my family of 5, with enough sometimes leftover for my husbands lunch. So I would say it serves 5-6. You can add the cheese and freeze. It would work fine that way or add it after. Either way should work on that. I hope you enjoy it.

  9. It’s hardly any sugar & I’m not diabetic, but why is the sugar necessary? Will it work without the sugar? There are some store bought sauces that I can taste the sugar in & I am not fond of that .

    • You could easily leave out the sugar. I just like the little bit of sweetness to counteract the acidic in the tomatoes, but feel free to leave it out if you don’t want the sugar or don’t like any sweetness to it. I hope that you enjoy it!


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