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Spaghetti Italian Recipe

Spaghetti Italian

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"Delicious and not so sweet. Good to the last bowl!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and Italian sausage; mix well.
  3. Simmer over medium-low heat for at least one hour; it is best if simmered all day.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  5. Mix sauce with hot pasta; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 06, 2006

This sauce was amazing! My friend raved over the smell when she came in my front door. She said it smelled like "real sauce". When she tasted it her exact words "It's just right. Not to sweet and not to spicy". I will definitely make this again. My one suggestion would be to make sure you use the Italian Sausage, I don't think it would be as good with out the extra kick from the seasonings of the sausage.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 30, 2007

Had to add a pinch of sugar so it didnt taste so acidic.

May 31, 2008

This recipe is THE best! I had a similar experience as the last person who boyfriend walked in the door and said he could smell the sauce from outside our home and that it smelled fanstastic. I stayed completely true to the recipe except for a couple of things-which were only due to personal preference. I used 1 lb of ground beef instead of sausage and added half of a chopped white onion while seasoning beef. Also added 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes that gave the sauce a small zing. We LOVED it and both agreed this recipe will be a staple in our home. Thank you so much for submitting this :-)

Oct 02, 2006

This was a very good sauce. I used a whole pound of sausage, because I had a pound in the freezer that I wanted to use. Great flavor. I used fresh basil and oregano, but added those at the end. I did add some dried in the beginning. Also used 3 cloves fresh garlic, and some dried onion. I used two larger cans of tomato sauce (14 oz?) instead of the smaller ones and one can was no-salt-added. This sauce was still a little too salty for me, probably because of the evaporated liquid during the long simmer. The long simmer is essential though (I did a little over an hour) to develop that great thick texture and great flavor. Mine got a little too thick, so I added a splash of water at the end. Served over whole-wheat spaghetti.

May 20, 2007

this is some really good tasteing spaghetti and a little spicy.I used the "hot" italian sausage--very good and I would highly recomend it and I give it five stars--very very good

Jun 07, 2011

Everyone loves this recipe. I use it exactly as shown, but use the italian diced tomatoes with spices. I also use a crock pot and cook for 4 - 6 hours and it turns out absolutely fabulous!

Feb 27, 2009

Wow, this recipe is amazing. I found it better than restaurant quality! Only one thing I changed was using minced beef, instead of Italian sausage, and adding finely cut red onion. Although the original yield probably serves about 4, I find that I can't help but eat about 1.5 servings so probably better to increase the amounts :) Thanks for a great recipe!

Mar 08, 2007

This sauce was surprisingly good! All I did was add some rosemary, doubled the garlic powder and added a pinch of brown sugar. Served over thin spaghetti with garlic toast and a caesar salad. I will make this recipe again... we scarfed it down! Thank you, Foxworth!


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  • Calories
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 1069 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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