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Mr. Yum's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

matts meals spaghetti sauce

Hello! I’m Mr. YUM. AKA “Matt’s Meals.” I’ve done a few posts around here, but the Mrs. has always done them under her name and just tagged them. Well guess what?

She’s allowing me to have my own logins and username.


Yah. Cool, right?

Of course she still is going to edit and take care of the photos. But, at least I get to help with some of the posts. I know keeping up with her own cooking and recipes is hard work. So, I figured why not? I have a little time on my hands. I should help. 

I know that you all have had spaghetti sauce in the past, and have thought…”why do people keep adding this?” Well, i’m here to tell ya……I dunno.


Either way, I would like to share my spaghetti sauce recipe that I’ve made for a while now and it seems to go over well.


NOTE: this recipe is my own, and may be a little thicker than you would compared to normal sauce consistency.  It also uses a jar of Chrystal’s homemade canned tomatoes.


First step. Boil the noodles until al dente. nuff said. Set aside. You can add oil to keep pasta loose, but it’s up to you. I do it.


The next first step in the process is to get a can of tomatoes and strain almost all of the juice out. I can my own tomatoes, so if you do as well you will know what i’m talking about (By “I” that means my wife and mother-in-law can the tomatoes and I watch.) Don’t go out and buy pasta sauce and just add herbs and spices, that’s cheating. Get real canned tomatoes.


Anyways. Take the strained tomatoes, a small can of tomato paste, and add it to a food processor. The paste is not needed according to Mrs. Yum, but I like it and I’m the one making it. In addition to this comes the onion, oregano, parsley, thyme and garlic. Blend all that until it’s sauce like.


I also add some dried oregano, parsley, and thyme in small amounts as well for added flavor.


Once this is accomplished, you can add the lemon juice, water, and salt and pepper to taste.


Finally, place sauce in a medium pot to warm up and serve over spaghetti noodles.


Serves either me by myself, or 3-4 people. You decide.

Thanks for having me. I hope you’ll come back and check out some more of my recipes. I’ll have some Asian inspired dishes up next week!
Do you or your family can vegetables? What is your favorite and what do you make out of them? 




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  1. Congrats on having your own login 🙂
    I would love to start making my own spaghetti sauce but in the mean-time I am pinning this to try. Thanks for linking up at the Tasty Tuesday linkup

  2. Glad you got to share one of your posts 🙂 Pinned your recipe to my pasta board. Hope to see you or Chrystal tonight on Merry Monday.

  3. I love homemade spaghetti sauce, the only way I eat it out of a jar is if I’m in a real hurry & don’t have the right stuff to make my own with! Thanks again for being a part of The Yuck Stops Here and for being a party of my life! I’m so glad we found eachother! HUGS

  4. Sounds good. As in Italian, my mother would disown me if I didn’t make my own sauce 🙂

  5. That looks really tasty! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve always been a big fan of thick spaghetti sauce. The thin stuff just collects on the bottom of the plate!

  6. Congrats, Mr. Yum, to have your own login to do posts! I make a spaghetti sauce that is similar, but I add meat. It is delicious!

  7. All of those spices and seasonings would be welcome in any pasta recipe I make! Especially with some of Mrs. Yum’s home-canned tomatoes. This sounds great!

  8. My pantry is normally stocked with canned goods. They are great in a pinch & help cut out time when cooking. Can’t wait to try your spaghetti sauce.

  9. This looks like a great recipe to try. I love trying new sauce recipes. Homemade is always the best.

  10. What a great recipe for spaghetti sauce. I add a can of tomato paste, as well, but it isn’t a common practicein the family. Congratulations on your own login for sharing recipes and hints.

  11. Great job, I make my own sauce as well. My MIL has a terrific recipe she that has been handed down though the generations and unfortunately won’t be shared on my blog, but will be on my daughter”s blog soon, since she gave her permission (blood relative), but not me. Haha! Looking forward to more of your posts, this recipe sounds wonderful.

  12. Growing up we always made our own spaghetti sauce. With two littles now, I don’t bother with it. I’d love to start canning my own tomatoes and use them for my own sauce.

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