Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

This is a guest post from my husband, Jeff.  He usually does the cooking (and me the baking).  He wanted to share this with everyone.  Enjoy!

The Best Spaghetti Sauce


 photo LevelFetuccini_zps571317be.jpgSo, last Wednesday (October 23) we received a package from Target that I had not told Jodi about prior to its arrival.  I had purchased pasta making attachments for her KitchenAid which were intended for Christmas.  Well, Happy Wednesday, they are not for Christmas anymore because she opened the package.  I probably couldn’t have kept this a secret anyway; so, I am not upset at all.

Jodi decided that it was a perfect day to make our own pasta.  She made it and had it hanging to dry from our chandelier before I could make it home from work.  Wednesday is currently her day to go to classes at the local community college; thus, it became my goal that her pasta would have an awesome sauce to compliment the homemade pasta.

Given Jodi’s inclination to find certain food undesirable (she’s a really picky eater), I had to find something that would suite her food choices.  She is somewhat a novice ‘gastronaut’; yet, admittedly she is not as picky as most of her family.  The past few years have been a gastronomic adventure she may not have expected when she and I first met.


With respect to her food choices, I modified a recipe to fit my Love’s pallet:

1 lbs. Italian Sausage

2 small to medium yellow onions

3 cloves minced garlic

4 tsp. dried basil

2 tsp. dried oregano

½ cup white wine (I used a semi-sweet)

29 oz. can tomato puree

1 cup water (rinsed out the tomato can)

Brown the sausage and remove from the pan with a slotted spoon; place in a bowl.  Sauté onions in pan until soft (10-12 min).  Add garlic and cook for 2-3 min.  Put dried spices in the pan and sauté until aromatic.  Pour white wine into pan and cook down until fluid has evaporated.  Place sausage back in pan.  Add tomato puree and rinse can with water then pour into sauce to thin slightly.  Cook on low heat for 20-25 min.

(Adjust seasoning to taste and add more water if desired)

This sauce is simple; and yet, it turned out so good.  We served the sauce on our homemade fettuccine noodles.  The meal was so amazing, we had it again on Thursday.  Hope you enjoy!

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