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Spaghetti Sauce

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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Hi

Does anyone have any homemade sauce recipes they would like to share? Its one of the few things I still buy in a jar and eating clean has really been working for me so I wanted to try out my own sauce. I make pita bread pizzas sometimes and I would love to have a pizza sauce recipe as well.


Thanks!

by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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Hollybriann
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM
On my. This reminds me of watching Honey Boo Boo today. They made spaghetti sauce with ketchup and butter and heated it in the microwave.

Sorry off topic but it reminded me if this.
LalasMommy1125
by Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM
1 mom liked this

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Wow! Definitely not the recipe I would like to try lol



Quoting Hollybriann:

On my. This reminds me of watching Honey Boo Boo today. They made spaghetti sauce with ketchup and butter and heated it in the microwave.

Sorry off topic but it reminded me if this.



Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Lol^^^^

The only thing I do is make a roasted tomato thing. I've used it for the base of soups, salsa, spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce.

I roast a bunch of tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic in the oven at 400 degrees. It usually takes about 45-60 min because the pan is pretty full. Then I run it through the food processor. It doesn't really come to the texture of tomato sauce though. I also season it up however I like (cumin etc for salsa, oregano etc for Italian)
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:47 AM

I'm no gourmet, I prefer easy recipes, and these are what I've used for years:

Pizza sauce:

15 oz. tomato sauce

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

3/4 Tbsp. oregano

3/4 Tbsp. basil

garlic (1 clove/1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar/1/8 tsp. garlic powder)

couple dashes of dried red pepper flakes

Feel free to change the amounts to suit your own tastes.



Spaghetti Sauce mix:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
    1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes
    1 Tablespoon dry parsley flakes
    1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1 tsp. oregano
    1 tsp. minced garlic OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    salt to taste

    Combine all ingredients and add to 15 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes. Cook until thick. May add additional seasonings to taste, browned sausage or ground beef, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.....


LalasMommy1125
by Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Thanks! These sound great and easy to do. Can you jar a bunch of it and then just freeze the extra?


Quoting michiganmom116:

I'm no gourmet, I prefer easy recipes, and these are what I've used for years:

Pizza sauce:

15 oz. tomato sauce

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

3/4 Tbsp. oregano

3/4 Tbsp. basil

garlic (1 clove/1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar/1/8 tsp. garlic powder)

couple dashes of dried red pepper flakes

Feel free to change the amounts to suit your own tastes.



Spaghetti Sauce mix:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
    1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes
    1 Tablespoon dry parsley flakes
    1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1 tsp. oregano
    1 tsp. minced garlic OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    salt to taste

    Combine all ingredients and add to 15 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes. Cook until thick. May add additional seasonings to taste, browned sausage or ground beef, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.....




LalasMommy1125
by Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:51 AM

That sounds really good as a soup base! Thank you


Quoting Stefanie83:

Lol^^^^

The only thing I do is make a roasted tomato thing. I've used it for the base of soups, salsa, spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce.

I roast a bunch of tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic in the oven at 400 degrees. It usually takes about 45-60 min because the pan is pretty full. Then I run it through the food processor. It doesn't really come to the texture of tomato sauce though. I also season it up however I like (cumin etc for salsa, oregano etc for Italian)



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Know what's easiest?  to bag up the spices/herbs and store each batch of a recipe in a plastic baggie.  Then you've just got to open a can of sauce and add one bag of spices/herbs.

I don't freeze things with herbs/spices because their strength can change once frozen.  I do have some canning recipes (require a pressure canner) if you're interested.

Quoting LalasMommy1125:

Thanks! These sound great and easy to do. Can you jar a bunch of it and then just freeze the extra?


Quoting michiganmom116:

I'm no gourmet, I prefer easy recipes, and these are what I've used for years:

Pizza sauce:

15 oz. tomato sauce

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

3/4 Tbsp. oregano

3/4 Tbsp. basil

garlic (1 clove/1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar/1/8 tsp. garlic powder)

couple dashes of dried red pepper flakes

Feel free to change the amounts to suit your own tastes.



Spaghetti Sauce mix:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
    1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes
    1 Tablespoon dry parsley flakes
    1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1 tsp. oregano
    1 tsp. minced garlic OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    salt to taste

    Combine all ingredients and add to 15 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes. Cook until thick. May add additional seasonings to taste, browned sausage or ground beef, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.....





LalasMommy1125
by Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Yes please!


Quoting michiganmom116:

Know what's easiest?  to bag up the spices/herbs and store each batch of a recipe in a plastic baggie.  Then you've just got to open a can of sauce and add one bag of spices/herbs.

I don't freeze things with herbs/spices because their strength can change once frozen.  I do have some canning recipes (require a pressure canner) if you're interested.

Quoting LalasMommy1125:

Thanks! These sound great and easy to do. Can you jar a bunch of it and then just freeze the extra?


Quoting michiganmom116:

I'm no gourmet, I prefer easy recipes, and these are what I've used for years:

Pizza sauce:

15 oz. tomato sauce

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

3/4 Tbsp. oregano

3/4 Tbsp. basil

garlic (1 clove/1/2 tsp. minced garlic from a jar/1/8 tsp. garlic powder)

couple dashes of dried red pepper flakes

Feel free to change the amounts to suit your own tastes.



Spaghetti Sauce mix:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
    1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes
    1 Tablespoon dry parsley flakes
    1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1 tsp. oregano
    1 tsp. minced garlic OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. sugar
    salt to taste

    Combine all ingredients and add to 15 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes. Cook until thick. May add additional seasonings to taste, browned sausage or ground beef, green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.....







michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 5, 2013 at 8:27 AM

I use this for pizza sauce, too:


My most requested recipe in the neighborhood!

  • 12 lbs. Roma or Beefmaster tomatoes, peeled & chopped, may be put through a food mill if a smoother sauce is desired.
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 48 oz. tomato paste
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 c. dried oregano
  • 1/4 c. salt
  • 4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Cook onions in oil until tender. Add rest of ingredients except lemon juice. Mix well and cook to desired thickness over low/med heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add lemon juice. Pour into hot jars, leaving headspace 1 inch for quarts, 1/2 inch for pints. Process in pressure canner at 10 lbs pressure, 25 minutes for quarts, 20 minutes for pints.

aprilsalcro
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Great idwa ladies
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