Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Make this simple spaghetti sauce as smooth or chunky as you like. Italian seasoning usually contains thyme, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and basil but feel free to make your own. But fresh basil leaves are a must! - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 2 cups

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 28-ounce can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh sliced basil leaves


  1. Puree tomatoes (with their juice) in a food processor or blender about 15 seconds to your desired thickness. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté garlic in oil for one minute, watching so it doesn’t burn.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except fresh basil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in fresh basil.

14 Comments on "Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce"

  1. Cat

    Instead of can tomatoes can I use fresh tomatoes?? Does it make a difference?? Plz sumbody help..

    • Jenny

      It will definitely change the recipe because I count on the liquid in the canned tomatoes. I suggest looking for a different recipe that’s already proven to work with fresh tomatoes.

      • Cat

        I did it! Just boil 6 tomatoes blend it with with two fresh ones (add a small amount of water) and follow recipe. I added a can of tomato paste to get the consistency dat I liked..

        • Jenny

          Thanks for sharing that with all of us. I’m glad it turned out.

  2. Chris

    I used this as a sauce for breadsticks and it was delicious!

  3. Marg

    I was wondering if I could use another type of canned tomatoes. I can’t seem to find whole peeled plum!!

    • Jenny

      Plum tomatoes really do make a better sauce but you can use regular canned tomatoes. If you have a Whole Foods in your area they carry Muir Glen organic plum tomatoes, which are really good.

  4. Emily

    Do you know if this could be canned?

    • Jenny

      I wish I could say but I know nothing about canning.

    • BUTCH

      yes it can be–I had 4 gallon containers of tomato, and pureed them, added seasoning mix, great!

  5. Jackie

    I made this tonight and did not read the title closely and ended up making this sauce for pizza instead of pasta! Anyway, I put lots of sauce on top of my pizza and it was delicious! Then I tasted some on a spoon while cleaning up dinner and thought – This would be great on pasta! Finally i came back to add this to my pinterest collection and noticed that this is “Quick & Easy SPAGHETTI Sauce”!!!! (Bump my head against wall). Still I recommend this sauce for either pizza or pasta. It’s fantastic!

    • Mandee

      Thanks Jackie! I was hoping this could be used as both. Making today.

  6. Denise Smith

    I made the spaghetti sauce tonight and it was delicious. Quick and easy just like the recipe said and had an authentic Italian taste. I’m trying the granola next. Thank you.

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