Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce

This Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce is a delicious and healthy dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!
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There have been many times when I had planned to serve spaghetti for dinner only to find that I’m out of spaghetti sauce!  Gah.  And by that time it’s too late to change my mind because it’s getting late and the kids are excited for their favourite meal.  But not to worry, you can make your own spaghetti sauce in 30 minutes or less!

30 Minute Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

All you need are some simple ingredients and spices, all of which I bet you have in your pantry already.  Actually what I love most about this recipe is that it uses a can of tomatoes which I always have around, and with the addition of some spices this sauce ends up tasting so fresh and delicious.  And if you’re feeling extra adventurous feel free to add loads of chopped and cooked vegetables like carrots, zucchini, peppers…endless flavour additions!

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I love that in 30 minutes, you can have a homemade tomato sauce ready for your spaghetti.  Can’t beat that!  OH, and one little word of advice…don’t forget to take out the bay leaf before you blend your sauce or you will have dry woody bits in your spaghetti.  Ask me how I know.

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Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 4 - 6 cloves of garlic (peeled but left whole)
  • 1 - 28 oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt pepper


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the 1 tbsp of olive oil, until they just start to turn brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leaf! Do not forget to do this or you will have hard bits in your sauce!
  5. Put the sauce into a blender and puree, or you can use a hand blender.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Chef Michael Smith– – – –

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Voila!  Serve over freshly cooked pasta, with a dollop of ricotta cheese, some parmesan and a side salad.  Dinner is ready, and healthy!

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If you liked this Tomato Sauce recipe, you might also enjoy this Tomato Meat Sauce recipe too!

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Have a delicious day!


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  • Reply Marissa ♥ December 8, 2010 at 10:47 PM That spaghetti looks yummy!

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