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Healthy, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

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My family just loves spaghetti and I’ve tried almost every brand of spaghetti sauce on the market.  I wanted to find one that was as healthy and preservative free but any of the healthier version I tried left my family with sour faces.  Until I found this recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce.  They love it!  When my mother was visiting I made it for her and she loved it too!  Now it’s the only spaghetti sauce we use.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.  The recipe below is for a single batch.  I always make at least a double batch (which is what the pictures show) and freeze the extra for a future meal.

Homemade spaghetti sauce

2 TBS olive oil

1 med chopped onion

4 garlic cloves (pressed)

1 can (28 oz) tomato sauce

2 tsp parsley (or 2 TBS chopped fresh parsley)

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 C chopped green pepper (optional)

1/2 C spinach (optional) I like to throw this in because it’s good for them and they never even know it’s in there 🙂

1/2 c chopped fresh mushrooms (or small can)

Heat oil in pan and add onion and garlic to cook.

Add green peppers, mushrooms, and spinach (and anything else you want to sneak into it, my MIL adds carrots to hers)

We usually like a little meat in our spaghetti sauce so while the onions and such are cooking I have another pan on the stove browning the ground beef, pork, or turkey.

Once your vegies are cooked, pour in your tomato sauce.

Now add your parsley, basil and oregano and simmer for at least 30 minutes and serve over your favorite noodles.

Serve over your favorite pasta noodles. In an attempt to make this dish a little more figure friendly I like to use cabbage “noodles” rather than pasta.

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Author: faithfamilyandfeathers

Hi everyone. My name is Brenda. I am 41 and live in South Dakota with my 4 children (19, 17, 12 boys & 6 finally a girl!) and my husband. We have been married for 20 years and lived in the country for the last 16 years. My husband owns a road contrating business and I quit my job as an accountant 10 years ago to manage the bookkeeping side of his business and to spend more time with my family. We raise chickens and turkeys and just added ducks, bunnies and nubian milk goats (I love them!) the kids, the bunnies will be in (or near) their baskets on Easter morning.) I like about anything that makes us more self sufficient. I beliving in making as much of my families food from scratch as possible to control what goes into it. I try to reuse things as much a possible to reduce waste. With my last child I discovered the ease of cloth diapers and fell in love. I made all of her diapers and now give cloth diapers to all my friends having babies. I like crafting in general. Sewing, crochet, needle point, and recently I learned the art of soap making (love it). My husband and I both enjoy home improvement and remodeling. HGTV is my favorite TV station. I keep a nice size garden and like to freeze and can good things to enjoy all winter long. This year I'm planting sugar beets and will try to make my own sugar (without all the chemicles). My husband is a hunter so we enjoy making jerkey from the venison he gets. I'm active in our community by helping in the school and leading Bible study at church. I just love people and love to talk. I hope you enjoy this site and find many great tidbits related to faith, family or feathers. God Bless, Brenda

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