Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce by The Toasty Kitchen

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Top your next pasta dish with my Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. It's made in a single stock pot, and is filled with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and bell pepper. This sauce will quickly become your new go-to recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy homemade spaghetti sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 220kcal
Author Heather


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 112 ounces canned crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1.5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large stock pot over medium heat, add olive oil. Once heated, crumble ground beef into pan and cook until browned. Remove beef from pan and set aside.
  • Add diced onion and bell pepper to pan. Cook until lightly browned and onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Return ground beef to pan. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Stir to combine. When mixture begins to bubble, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, remove lid and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately. 
  • If freezing, allow sauce to cool completely before portioning into containers/bags.


112 ounces of canned tomatoes = four, 28 ounce cans


Serving: 0g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 37.9mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4.9mg