Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is delicious and easy to make! The sauce comes together in minutes and will make the perfect pasta dish your entire family will love!

homemade spaghetti sauce with meat

I am a huge fan of pasta! There is just something about tender pasta covered in a creamy (sometimes meaty) delicious sauce! It is my favorite comfort food and I could eat it 7 days a week!

I have a few different spaghetti sauces I make and they are all pretty easy…but they all have crushed or diced tomatoes! And one of my boys will NOT touch it if there are tomato chunks! So I was messing around trying to come up with an even easier spaghetti sauce recipe and I nailed it!

This is a smooth and robust spaghetti sauce that even the pickiest eater will like! It is a basic spaghetti sauce recipe.

You can easily add some browned ground beef, cooked sausage, meatballs, grilled chicken, cooked ground turkey, or fresh veggies and serve the sauce over your pasta of choice!

At my house we have different requests! One likes meatballs and one likes a meat sauce! So I always add meatballs and browned ground beef together so everyone is happy!

This sauce really is versatile and will be your new go-to recipe (and you know exactly what’s in it!). It is perfect for cooked pasta, chicken parmesan, meatball subs, ravioli, lasagna, or baked ziti…the possibilities are endless!

TIPS FOR HEATING

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is delicious and easy to make! This sauce heats in minutes. You can heat it stovetop or in a crockpot.

I always brown my meat before adding it. Frozen meatballs are the exception, as well as veggies. I don’t ever cook frozen meatballs ahead of time, I just throw them in and let them thaw and heat as the sauce warms up.

homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs

If heating in a crockpot, I mix the sauce right up in the crockpot, then add any cooked meat. It only needs a few hours on low to heat. Frozen meatballs work great in the crockpot also! I love making the sauce then letting it heat in my crockpot if I have to take the boys to football or basketball practice. Then when we get home it is ready to go.

I always cook and drain my pasta well before we eat. I put it in a zip top bag and put in the fridge until we are ready to eat. It is so easy to heat up if it is already cooked. When I am ready to eat, I just put the cooked pasta in a strainer and run hot water over it. The hot sauce will help warm it up too.

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is delicious and easy to make! The sauce comes together in minutes and will make the perfect pasta dish your entire family will love!

Also try my Slow Cooker Penne Pasta, using this Spaghetti Sauce. Click HERE for the recipe for the best one pot pasta dish that everyone will love!

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Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is delicious and easy to make! The sauce comes together in minutes and will make the perfect pasta dish your entire family will love!
This sauce can make about 6 servings depending on portion size. It can go even further if meat or veggies are added.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Italian
Keyword pasta, pasta sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Heating Time 2 hours
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (29 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) beef broth
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cold water *for thickening if desired
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch *for thickening if desired

You can add any meat you like. Cooked ground beef, chicken, sausage, ground turkey, meatballs or fresh veggies.

    Instructions

    • Mix all of your ingredients together. Heat on your stovetop over medium heat or for 2-4 hours in a crockpot on low.
      If adding meat, cook it before adding. Frozen meatballs can be added frozen and will heat in the sauce just fine.
      Serve sauce over pasta of your choice.
      FOR THICKER SAUCE: If you want your sauce thicker, after the sauce has come to a slow simmer, mix your equal parts cornstarch and cold water together and pour it into the sauce. Stir it in and let it heat. This should thicken it. You can repeat as needed to thicken it to your liking.
      If heating in the slow cooker let it heat completely before adding the cornstarch mixture. Then let it heat again and it should thicken in about 15 minutes.
      This sauce will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days and can be reheated stovetop, in the microwave or in the crockpot on low.

    Notes

    If you like your sauce a bit thicker you can mix equal parts cold water and cornstarch and mix it together until smooth.  Heat your pasta sauce until bubbly, then stir in the cornstarch mixture, adding a little at a time until it reaches your desired thickness. 

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