Mom's Quick Pasta Sauce

Mom's Quick Pasta Sauce


"This is my mom's incredible (well, to everyone that's tried it) spaghetti sauce that I use for most of my Italian-style dishes. Add herbs and extra water as you prefer or to suit the occasion. Serve over your favorite pasta, or use as a lasagna sauce."


servings 262 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 1130 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef. Mix in the tomato paste, tomato sauce, onion soup mix, water, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and ground black pepper.
  2. Simmer until heated through.
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  1. 66 Ratings


We have reviewed this recipe for errors, and it should actually call for only 1 package of onion soup mix. We apologize for the inconvenience!

I have finally found a wonderful homemade sauce!! This recipe was PERFECT, I would not change a thing. At first I thought I wouldn't have enough sauce for a whole box of pasta, but as it turned...

I am a novice cook and this dish was delicious and SO easy to make. I cut down on the onion mix packets and just used 3 packets and will know better next time to go easier on the salt. I also ...

Very tasty sauce. I added sliced fresh mushrooms and a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic because of other reviews that said the sauce needed to be more tomato-ey. Also a little w...

Made this sauce with meatballs instead. 3/4 package of Onion soup mix and a little more water. This sauce is Stupid Good!!! The whole family loved it!!!! The 12 year old thought it was great!! ...

Tried this once and thought it was VERY delicious. No more store bought bottled sauces for me.

I use the same ingredients except I chop fresh onions and bell peppers instead of the onion soup mix, I use 2 cans of tomato sauce instead of one, I add a can of stewed tomatoes and I use dried ...

With the changed recipe(adding only one onoin soup mix) the results turned out fantastic for a base sauce. I like a few more things in mine(more garlic, mushrooms and veggies,diced tomatoes, win...

I added only 2 packages of the soup mix when I tasted it YIKES!!!! I added about 4 more cans of tomato product trying to dilute all that salt. DISGUSTING!!!