Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Anyone who knows me knows that I love pasta. I love any and all kinds. It’s easily a comfort meal for me, even if I just have a plate of spaghetti with some sauce on top. I have made my own sauce over the years, in all different ways. Recently though, I have come across a recipe online that I changed just a bit and it comes out pretty good. It is not fancy, and probably wouldn’t be approved by a legit Italian cook. I like it though.


For this portion here, I used the two cans pictured, and they were the Crushed variety. You can also use Puree or just what they call Sauce. To save money, I have bought cans of Crushed when they seemed to be particularly cheap, even compared to the other kinds. For the Crushed, I just run it through the blender and it works fine.

The two cans used go into the Crock Pot, and once inside I drizzle some oil over the top – whatever kind you have on hand. After that, I add a spoonful of minced garlic – if it’s two cans, I use two teaspoons. If I’m doing three or four, it’d be three or four teaspoons. Depending on if I’m in the mood or not, I might add sugar. I follow the same teaspoon rule with the sugar as I do with the garlic. Usually I will sprinkle a liberal amount of grated cheese on top, and then it gets stirred. I stir it really good. And then the lid goes on, the Pot gets put to high, and the work is done. You can keep it on high for a few hours, or after a bit turn it down to low for a while. As with any kind of slow cooking, the lid should be taken off as little as possible. During, say an eight hour cooking time period, I might stir it every two hours or so. I go fast, quick like a bandit so I can get the lid back on quickly! Two cans of tomatoes like I use will usually yield two sized containers that I have that are close to the size of jarred sauce, plus enough for a meal the day I cook it. I always like having one or two of these in the freezer.

Still being a fan of jarred sauce, this one below is my current favorite. It goes very good with pasta, with sausage and peppers, on little English Muffins for pizzas. I like it a lot too. HAPPY EATING!!!


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58 year old Mom with three great sons, and SIX great cats and their wonderful Dad, Jeff... LISA is my name. Life Is Smashing Always comes from the letters in my name...

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