Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

[ 1 ] May 13, 2009 |

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1/8 cup white sugar (*Or you can use up to 1/4 cup sugar, if desired)
1/4 cup butter
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tbsp. fresh basil
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of onion salt

Stir together the tomato sauce, tomatoes, butter and sugar. Add in the oregano, basil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion salt. Cook over Low-Medium heat until bubbling and turn down heat to simmer. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until heated through. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: This is the easiest homemade spaghetti sauce you will find on the market! It is the best alternative when you don’t have a jar of spaghetti sauce on hand but you have these ingredients laying around. The other night, JKGF matched this with some thin spaghetti noodles and Italian meatballs (*Recipe found on JKGF circa May 12, 2009) and it was a hit! Add on a side of spring mix salad or some garlic bread, Enjoy!

Picture source: http://www.chopstixabq.com/noodles.html

Category: cultural cooking, sauces, vegetarian

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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