Homemade Italian Sauce

Homemade Italian Sauce


"Sauce like mom used to make. Serve over your favorite pasta. Classic red sauce with onion, mushrooms and garlic."


1 h 50 m servings 254 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a blender chop the whole tomatoes with juice and garlic until chunky. In a medium size pot, heat oil on medium high heat. Put onion and mushroom in and saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place in pot the blended tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped green peppers, oregano and basil. Bring to boil, then lower to medium low, cover and stir periodically. Cook and reduce about 1 to 2 hours or to your liking.
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  1. 24 Ratings


This sauce was very good and easy, however I did skip the green pepers, and added meat and it still turned out good. Thanks for sharing your recipe, my family loved it!

Delicious! My boyfriend loved this sauce. I was so angry because the mushrooms I had went bad, so I had to leave them out. The sauce was great without them, though!

This is such an easy recipe! It came out wonderful and I used the sauce for eggplant parmigiana. Thank you for sharing!

This sauce was excellent and very fresh tasting. I added some water to make it a little thinner. It was to thick for my taste. Also I added a few packets of sugar to make it a little more swee...

I love this sauce. I didn't have mushrooms, but improvised with a small amount of brown sugar, minced garlic and lean ground beef. It is an excellent foundational recipe for Italian dishes.

I was SUPER excited to try this recipe after reading the reviews, but I HAD to have done something wrong. Though I did follow it to a "T". The sauce was very very bitter! It was also very bland....

Taste exactly what my Mom used to make. Ah! the memories...She is gone now. But I can finally recreate her recipe thanks to you...It was marvelous.

This is a delicious sauce recipe. I omitted the mushrooms but it turned out well. I added a pound of ground beef I had sauteed with spices and had a delicious meat sauce to serve over pasta. Tha...

Maybe I did something wrong, please tell me. I followed the directions as given. 5 cloves of garlic seemed to much and it was. Sauce was very very bland even after adding salt and sugar.Everyone...