How to Make Basic Spaghetti Sauce?

Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade spaghetti sauce is economical and convenient. This recipe is perfect on its own, or a great base to add roasted red pepper, ground beef, or more vegetables to. Experiment by adding mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, or peppers.


2 tins crushed plum tomatoes

2 large carrots

2 large celery stalks

3 bay leaves

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1 large onion, finely chopped

3-5 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red wine (optional)


In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high. When warm, add the onion, carrots, celery, and salt and pepper. Sauté until the onion cooks down and becomes slightly clear (about 5-8 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).

Add the tomatoes, and, if using, the wine. Stir until well blended, and simmer on low for 30-45 minutes. When finished simmering, remove the bay leaves and either leave as-is or blend until smooth.

Store in the fridge, or freezer for later use.

Leanne Perry

Leanne is a writer and baker from Vancouver, Canada. She started her career in the food industry early, working in a butcher shop during her teen years, and now combines her passion for food with her love of writing. She favors wholesome ingredients and unprocessed foods, but has been known to indulge in her fair share of bacon, frosting, and other treats.

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