Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Meatball Recipe Included

Spaghetti…it is a family favorite and my go-to when I am down a meal idea for the week. It is always my #momwin meal with my kids! This semi-homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is great for making a head as well. You can prep ahead and reheat right before dinner. This recipe can even be stored in the freezer for up to 4 months! I am all about some meal prepping during the busy school year. I mean, who has time to stand around the stove all the time? Not this momma 😉

Can’t Go Wrong with a Good Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

You can never go wrong with having a good spaghetti sauce recipe at your fingertips. Cook it up, boil some noodles, and throw some bread sticks in the oven. You can even toss a small salad together to enjoy right along side that spaghetti dish!

This sauce is semi-homemade, in that you are not pouring from a jar of Ragu or Prego. It takes canned tomato sauce, tomato paste, and whole peeled tomatoes and blends them together to give you a savory sauce. You will need some sort of blender, which I prefer my immersion blender. It will grind the whole tomatoes as well as blend all the other ingredients together to give you that tasty and perfect spaghetti sauce. Allow it to simmer for at least 30 minutes to an hour to allow for the whole tomatoes and other ingredients to merge together to give you that perfect sauce. If you are a meatball lover, you can follow the homemade meatball recipe I have included! My kids are not a fan of meat sauce, so I make meatballs for my husband and I. The meatballs can also be stored in the freezer for about 2 months. Brown them and throw them in the freezer before cooking all the way through. Pull out and finish cooking in the oven at 375 for 30 minutes.

You don’t want to skip over this easy and delicious spaghetti sauce recipe! A must have for those recipe boxes 🙂


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Semi-homemade Spaghetti Sauce
This semi-homemade spaghetti sauce is not only easy to put together, it is so full of flavor. A must have for all those recipe boxes!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Canned Goods
Spices
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
people
Ingredients
Canned Goods
Spices
Instructions
  1. Open the tomato paste, tomato sauce, and peeled-whole tomato cans; pour these ingredients into a large stock pot.
  2. With an immersion blender, grind/blend all the ingredients in the pot until smooth and well blended
  3. Add all the powdered seasonings, and mix well
  4. Lastly, add the 2 bay leaves. Stir carefully to not break up the leaves. Cover and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Pour this sauce over cooked noodles and enjoy! Love meatballs in your spaghetti? Check out this meatball reicpe below!
Recipe Notes

Homemade Meatballs
These homemade meatballs are both easy and delicious. Pair them with our semi-homemade sauce and some cooked noodles, bon appetit! Not in the mood for noodles? A meatball sub is another option for these meatballs.
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound Ground Pork
  2. 1 pound Ground 80/20 Beef
  3. 1 Egg
  4. 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  5. 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  6. 1 teaspoon Salt
  7. 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  9. 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  10. 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground pork, ground beef, egg, and seasonings until combined.
  2. Add breadcrumbs and mozzarella and mix until well combined.
  3. Form the meat mixture into meatballs; size and quantity depends on what you prefer.
  4. Preheat oven to 375.
  5. In a skillet, brown all the sides of the meatballs. Once all the sides are browned (~10 minutes for all meatballs), transfer meatballs onto a lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove meatballs from oven and place the meatballs onto a paper towel-lined plate. This will remove any excess grease from the meatballs.
  7. Now to enjoy those meatballs in either a spaghetti or on a meatball sandwich!
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