Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by My Back Kitchen
There’s something truly comforting about a plate of classic spaghetti with a rich and flavorful tomato sauce. Whether you’re gathering around the family table or hosting a casual dinner party, a homemade spaghetti sauce is a staple that never fails to satisfy. In this blog post, we’re excited to share with you a timeless and authentic recipe for classic spaghetti sauce that will transport you to the heart of Italy. Made with simple yet robust ingredients, this sauce delivers a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
With a side of crusty bread to mop up every last drop of the rich and flavorful sauce, your classic spaghetti experience reaches new heights of satisfaction. The combination of aromatic herbs, flavorful tomatoes, and red wine creates a sauce that is both comforting and satisfying. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply craving a hearty pasta dish, this homemade sauce will exceed your expectations. So grab your apron, boil some water, and prepare to savor the timeless delight of spaghetti. Enjoy!
Classic Spaghetti Sauce
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ cups grated onion from 1 – 2 onions
- 6 medium garlic cloves minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 cups tomato sauce 2 bottles
- 3 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 6 tablespoons red wine
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/12 teaspoons table salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add grated onion and cook stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly golden around the edges, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano; cook stirring frequently, until fragrant. Add tomato paste and continue to cook for an additional minute.
- Add brown sugar and stir until combined. Stir in tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, wine, salt and black pepper. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a simmer.
- Cover and reduce heat to medium low, stirring frequently until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
- Serve over spaghetti noodles or Bucatini, a thick spaghetti like pasta with a hole running through the center.
- Top with fresh grated parmesan cheese and minced basil leaves.