Having a list of awesome tasting easy to prepare spaghetti sauce recipes is the best way to ensure Italian inspired comfort food without the all-day simmer. Whena tha moon hitsa your eye lika bigga pizza pie – that’s amore!!
If you’re like me, then you love Italian food and spaghetti is one of your favorite pasta recipes. There are so many ways to make this amazing dish – many of them just utterly delicious.
Well here are 4 of the most incredible spaghetti sauce recipes you’ll ever taste! They’re flavor-intense, easy to prepare and totally wholesome. Plus, they’re in a handy list!
There’s nothing quite like a great spaghetti sauce recipe. It awakens the senses and you immediately start to salivate as your tummy craves more. Even if you aren’t hungry, great sauce recipes almost always hit the spot. Well, since we agree on that….
Here are the 4 best Spaghetti Sauce Recipes:
1. Spaghetti Sauce
This spaghetti sauce has a rich savory old-world flavor with slightly sweet nuances that remind you of grandma’s kitchen. Once you try this simple crave-worthy spaghetti sauce, you’ll never buy the jarred stuff again! With a 15-minute prep time and plenty of wholesome veggies, this is sure to be one of your go-to spaghetti sauces.
2. Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Making spaghetti meat sauce is the best way to bring together any big Italian family or drum up dinner on a busy weeknight. Oh yeah, you heard me right! This one-pot wonder is full of aromatic spices and two kinds of meat to give it a hearty robust flavor you can’t buy in a jar.
The best part is that is only three simple steps to bring the bold flavors of Italy right to your dinner table.
3. Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
One of the best ways to infuse deep rich flavors into your spaghetti sauce recipes is to make crockpot spaghetti sauce. That low and slow simmer does wonders to build crazy layers of flavor and you don’t have to slave over a hot stove.
This delicious sauce boasts Italian sausage and ground beef, plenty of parmesan and all those fragrant herbs we love so much. With 15-minute prep time, this rich meaty sauce just begs for the pasta to finish it off!
4. Italian Spaghetti Sauce
It seems like almost every family has a recipe for spaghetti sauce, but this Italian spaghetti sauce is the one that tops them all. This thick rich sauce has a complex flavor profile with plenty of aromatic spices and a secret ingredient to set it apart.
This is one of those spaghetti sauce recipes that you craft as the flavors develop into something wonderful. Plus, it’s kid-tested and mom-approved!
These flavor-rich spaghetti sauce recipes all have individual characteristics that make them especially delicious. They’re flexible recipes that are easily adapted to specific tastes and lifestyles. If you like mushrooms – then add them. Don’t like sugar? Skip it! Just remember the process notes to ensure a fantastic flavor every time!
When the recipe calls for veggies or aromatics (like onions and garlic), take the time to sauté them first. It helps combat bitterness to bring out their sweeter richer flavors. If it’s a meat sauce, you’ll typically want to sauté the veggies in the meat drippings (same pan) because it’ll help build the fond. This is where delicious really begins!
How Can I Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce From Scratch?
Making homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch is easier than you think, and it doesn’t have to be an all-day process that dirties every pot in the kitchen! Many of these recipes are homemade from scratch which means they’re totally flexible and really wholesome.
It really just boils down to the specific occasion and time constraints. One day you may need spaghetti meat sauce and another day you may want to grab your canned spaghetti sauce!
How Can I Thicken Spaghetti Sauce?
Thickening spaghetti sauce is kind of a matter of preference but there are choices. Typically, the longer you simmer a sauce, the thicker it’ll get. Tomato paste also works great but sometimes cheese is better. You can also use a combination of the two for a rich robust sauce worthy of bragging rights.
Last, you can always toss your hot pasta in the sauce because it’ll continue to absorb the water in your sauce. If you choose to go this route, be sure to cook your pasta al dente. It should still be a little firm in the middle, so you don’t end up with pasta mush.
These crave-worthy spaghetti sauce recipes are family approved and potluck ready! My favorite way to serve them at home is with a crisp vinaigrette salad and a bread item. Garlic bread for my family, please.
Of course, if it’s going to a friendly potluck, then all you need to do is set it out and put a ladle in it. Sometimes it helps to go ahead and add the pasta but that’s up to you!
When you’re ready to make a great spaghetti, there’s no need to waste time scouring the internet for the perfect spaghetti sauce recipe. Just pull out this handy list and pick your passion depending on your craving and the occasion. Some of these are so simple it’ll make your head spin but don’t worry – they never sacrifice flavor for convenience.
Crafting robust flavors using wholesome ingredients at home is the easiest way to bring the flavors of Italy to your kitchen table!
I can’t wait to see which is your favorite!