Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Marinara… whatever you call it, here’s an easy basic starter recipe to make it at home. Use the recipe as is, or experiment.

3 TBSP olive oil (I use rice bran oil)
1 large, chopped onion
1 TBSP chopped garlic or 3 cloves
2 28 oz cans of diced tomatoes, unflavored
1/2 tsp dried oregano OR dried thyme OR dried cilantro
salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic. Cook until softened.
Add undrained cans of tomatoes. Add the spice(s) of choice.
Simmer. Stir occasionally.

Like meaty sauce? Here’s how I do it:
Brown 1 lb of meat (ground beef, italian sausage, or other) first. Drain.
Begin directions as above.
Once the onions and garlic have cooked, add the already browned meat.
Continue with above directions.
Or just top the noodles and sauce with meat. Either way, yum!

Another Meaty, Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe


  1. That sounds like a very yummy recipe.

  2. Planning on making this tonight! Thanks for the easy recipe!!

  3. great suggestion using rice bran oil-very healthy.

  4. i loved this recipe i just made some & it came out very delicious!! but instead of any of those spices i used basil, it worked out very well thank you for the recipe!

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