Back when we first started eating clean, I thought it might be a good idea to try my hand at making homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch. You know, buy a ton of tomatoes, cook them, simmer everything on the stove for hours, and then use the batch for several rounds of spaghetti….Yeah, that NEVER happened. But I found something that works even better.
At this year’s garage sale, I sold an old recipe card holder. As I was flipping through it, I found a few recipe cards that I had shoved in it…probably about 15 years ago. One of which was for Spaghetti Seasoning Mix. It was written, for me, by my grandma. I knew I had to try it.
It was so easy! And so delicious! Hubby asked if I had bought a new brand of sauce. I just smiled and told him I made it myself.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1 Tbs Dry Parsley
1 Tbs Cornstarch (make sure it’s GMO free!)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 can Tomato Sauce (15oz)
1 can Tomato Paste
2 2/3 Cups Water
Mix all your dry ingredients together.
Pour the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water into a pot. Mix well.
Next, sprinkle your seasoning mix on top of the tomato sauce.
Mix well, and bring to a simmer.
Let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Then serve! Pour over noodles and meatballs.
Or add it to ground beef.
If you want to make this sauce even easier…take five minutes and make a batch of the seasoning mix. Measure 1/3 Cup of seasoning mix each time you make your sauce.
And what’s even better, you can easily tweak this recipe to match your family’s tastes. Sometimes I hide extra veggies, sometimes I mix in some extra seasonings.
Make it your own!
Grandma’s recipes are the best!! What a gem to find. Love the idea of making the spice mix ahead of time!!