Quick and Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Quick and Meaty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce - Make a big batch and freeze it for later

I love Italian food. One can never hate such an easy dinner as homemade spaghetti sauce. It’s great for a busy weeknight meal and the kids love it. Yes, it’s easy to throw some ground beef and a jar of sauce in a pan, but this homemade spaghetti sauce is way better and done by the time your noodles boil.

homemade meat sauce that is quick to make for a quick weeknight mealThis rich sauce is meaty, chunky, and hearty. It will cling to your fork not just slide off. The best part of this sauce is that you can double or triple the recipe and freeze it. I pull it out on a busy night for an even quicker bowl of pasta or to make manicotti and stuffed shells with it. It’s quick to make and the kids love to help put it together. 

This meat sauce makes a great gift, put some in a jar and place it in a basket with pasta, garlic bread and a bag of salad and deliver it to a sick friend or new neighbor.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Yummy homemade spaghetti meat sauce, takes minutes to make for a healthy dinner.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 1 lb your choice ground beef, spicy or mild Italian sausage
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves or 2 teaspoons minced garlic.
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-2 15 oz cans tomato sauce depending on how saucy you want it.
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  1. Turn the stove onto medium to medium high heat.
  2. Brown your meat in the bottom of a stock pot or dutch oven.
  3. Remove beef from pan and add the olive oil.
  4. Add onions, stir for a minute or 2 and as they start to soften add the bell pepper.
  5. Stir for another 2 minutes then add in the garlic.
  6. Keep stirring so it does not brown.
  7. Once the onions and peppers are limp put in your dices tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.
  8. Throw in your browned meat and stir together.
  9. Let simmer for 20 minutes or more.
Recipe Notes

If you like a sweeter sauce use a red, yellow or orange bell pepper. If not use a green.
If you sauce is too acidic you may add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to balance it out.


Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, quick and easy freeze some for later!

5 Responses

  1. Not sure if you have ever heard, but I have an Italian friend tell me the secrete to not getting heartburn when eating tomato sauce. She always sprinkles a little baking soda into the sauce while its cooking, It has to be hot when you add it, and if you use too much you will taste it, but go easy and you will not believe how much bubbling and acid will cook out... it really helps me. I usually use, about a quarter teaspoon per 12 oz of sauce. Hope it helps!
    1. Well I would totally believe that since I have used baking soda in warm water as an antacid before!
      1. Let me know how it works for you! :)
  2. I love spaghetti!! I found your recipe over at the Simple Supper Tuesday link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe.  I’m sure our party goers would love it!  Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jTkCXF.  Have a wonderful day!
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Thanks Lori! I appreciate the invite

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