Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This is a delicious and easy to make pasta sauce! Perfect for dinner or a pasta bar party! Can also be made in the slow cooker! Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

I don't know about you, but I always look for easy homemade recipes when it comes to planning holiday meals. Less time in the kitchen, means more time with the family! When it comes to Christmas meals, we've been known to have brunch, a traditional ham or turkey dinner, and even a delicious Italian pasta bar!

To tell you the truth, the pasta bar was my absolute favorite Christmas dinner. Pasta screams comfort food to me, and it fits in perfectly with the coziness of the holiday. You can serve lasagna or stuffed shells and alfredo, pesto and red sauces, along with a few different pasta choices. Add in a tossed salad with homemade Italian dressing and garlic bread or bread sticks for a perfect and filling meal! A great beverage idea for this meal would be some sparkling grape juice with fruity ice cubes!

The perfect red sauce choice for this meal would be my Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce! When cooked on the stove top, it takes less than an hour including prep time! You can also toss everything in a slow cooker and free up some space on the stove for making your other sauces.

This sauce gets it's amazing flavor from Hunt's Tomato Sauce and Diced Tomatoes, along with the fresh basil and parsley. My siblings and I are huge Hunt's fans. I'm not usually one to buy name brands, but whenever I need tomato sauce or diced tomatoes, I will only buy Hunt's!

When using Hunt's along with the fresh produce and herbs, meal making is a breeze. Recipes like this are great for dinner during the week, or in this case for the holidays. I love the ease of opening the Hunt's cans and pouring them into my skillet, versus making the sauce myself from fresh tomatoes. Especially in the winter when the best tomatoes aren't available. The quality and flavor is great!

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

by Sheena
Ingredients (8 servings)
  • 2 pounds thin spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2- 15 ounce cans Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 1- 14.5 ounce can Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped and divided
  • salt and pepper
  • shredded parmesan cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until ground beef is no longer pink and reduce heat to medium.

Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, sugar, basil and one tablespoon parsley. Simmer and reduce to medium low. Cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over the spaghetti and sprinkle parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top.

Alternate: After browning ground beef, add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
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This is a delicious and easy to make pasta sauce! Perfect for dinner or a pasta bar party! Can also be made in the slow cooker! Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

Need a garlic bread recipe to serve with this pasta? Try this Buttery Garlic Bread!

Hunt's makes my mealtime so simple, and Walmart makes my shopping trips simple!

Stop by the produce and bakery for fresh bread, veggies and herbs!

Then in the middle aisles for your Hunt's products and pasta!

It can't get much easier than that!

Looking for other money saving meals? Check out Hunt's on Pinterest here and website here!

What are your favorite "easy" meals?

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  1. I love making soup and lasagna for easy meals!

  2. My step dad is Italian so pasta is always around on the holidays! This sounds like a great recipe for a weeknight that's easy but delicious!


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