Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

“When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce.” —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2quarts 20minutes 3-1/4hours
Servings Prep Time
2quarts 20minutes
Cook Time
3-1/4hours
Ingredients
Portions: quarts
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: quarts
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, salt, oregano, pepper and basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add tomato paste and brown sugar; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Discard bay leaves. Serve with pasta and basil, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen tips

  • Browned ground beef or Italian sausage can be added to the cooked sauce if desired.
  • The sauce also freezes well.

Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 133 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fibre), 2g protein.