Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce

Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce


"This is my Sicilian great-grandmother's recipe. I've never tasted better. Serve with meatballs and Italian sausage; it's also terrific as a marinara sauce."
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servings 97 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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I made this last night. I came home tired and cranky and figured I'd just cook some noodles and open a jar of sauce. I had my ground beef cooking away when I discovered that I was out of jarre...

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I have to say this is definately NOT the best sauce I've ever had. My husband didn't like it either. Very disappointed of the outcome.

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I made this last night. I came home tired and cranky and figured I'd just cook some noodles and open a jar of sauce. I had my ground beef cooking away when I discovered that I was out of jarre...

After reading the other reviews, I made the following changes: 1 TBS of vinegar instead of 2, plus I sauteed an onion with the garlic first, plus I added 2 tsp of basil. And it was GREAT! Toda...

This is a very rich and thick sauce. So good and so easy to make. I sauteed a chopped onion in some olive oil and garlic first. Then I added the crushed tomatoes, one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce a...

This sauce is perfect the way it is! Why do people insist on changing everything? Not only that, then they rate it. Hello- you're rating your own recipe because you've changed the ingredients! R...

This sauce is delicious. I made it because it seemed so easy, but the taste was wonderful. Better than I ever thought.

This was rich and thick and turned out fabulous! I'd never have believed it just by reading the ingredients. This is very tomatoey tasting, a rich cooked flavor. Not spicy, but wow, very flavorf...

just made this recipe and found it to be very tasty with the following little changes. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar instead of 2, sauted onion and garlic then added losts more dried minced garl...

nice basic sauce. Sauteed some sweet/hot sausage, onion, fresh squash/zuccini, and extra garlic on side and threw in with sauce. Also added more spices as it cooked. Plus kicked in more red pep...

good basic marinara, quick, low in calories, fat-free. I substituted canned diced tomatoes in their juice for the tomato sauce, and 1/2 cup red wine for the vinegar. Simmer for at least half a...

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