I think we can all agree homemade is best, but not always possible! Homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch is actually one of those things that's really not hard to make, but it can take a little time to simmer before all the flavors really come together. That's why I created this Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe!
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook while stirring until soft but not brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the ground beef to the pan and turn the heat up to medium high. Brown the meat while breaking it up with a spatula.
Drain off the fat and discard (I do this by putting the lid over top then tilting it to empty the grease through a small crack into a coffee mug or other heat-proof container). Season with salt and pepper.
Add the red wine to the pan (if using) and cook until almost completely boiled off.
Pour in the sauce and bring to a light simmer.
Serve over noodles and garnish with fresh basil or oregano and Parmesan cheese.
* Dairy-free if Parmesan cheese is omitted.We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.Nutrition Facts
Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Vitamin A 7655IU153%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.