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Homemade spaghetti sauce on top of spaghetti and twirled around a fork

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade spaghetti sauce is my favorite thing to make with fresh garden tomatoes. This rich, hearty sauce is an instant favorite with anyone who tries it!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place tomatoes a few at a time in the water and remove after 10-15 seconds. 
  • Immediately place tomatoes in an ice-water bath and remove skins and stems. Cut tomatoes into fourths and place in a food processor or blender. 
  • Process tomatoes a few times, you want them to be the consistency of crushed tomatoes (don't over process). Set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and saute until they become soft and transparent. 
  • Add mushrooms and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add soy sauce and garlic and continue to cook until mushrooms become soft. 
  • Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, brown sugar, salt and pepper. 
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally for at least one hour. The longer the better! Ideally 2+ hours. 
  • Serve over cooked pasta.



Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 37.3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.4mg