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The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Made with Canned Tomatoes

  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Main


Do you can your tomatoes from your garden?  This is the best spaghetti sauce using those tomatoes and other fresh ingredients like basil.


  • 3 quarts canned tomatoes
  • 2 12 oz cans tomato paste
  • 2 TB dried basil
  • 2 TB dried oregano
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 TB garlic, minced
  • 2 TB olive oil


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in your sauce pan. Add the diced onion and peppers and saute until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and saute for one minute.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes and then all remaining ingredients.
  4. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve over spaghetti noodles. This makes a big batch that will feed a crowd. You can easily freeze the leftovers in a ziploc bag in the freezer to save for later.