Klunker's quick spaghetti sauce

Klunker's quick spaghetti sauce

From time to time, I run out of my original marinara sauce (here) and I want a big bowl of spaghetti.  I try my best not to use store bought sauce (I will, but I try not to).  So I came up with this recipe.  It is done from beginning to end in 30 minutes.  It is so packed with flavor, you will think you spend much longer on it.  
I use canned tomatoes, but you are very welcome to use boxed or fresh.  


2 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (with liquid) 
1 8oz. can of tomato sauce
1/2 large onion, peeled and diced small
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed (minced small)
2 tsp. dried oregano
3 tsp. dried sweet basil
salt and pepper to taste (optional)
1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (I used maple syrup, you could use whatever you use)

Here are pictures of the tomatoes and sauce I used.

In a large saute pan, over medium heat, saute the onions for about 5 minutes, or until they start to soften.  Add the garlic, and saute another 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and sauce and stir well.  
Add the spices and seasonings, and stir well.  Simmer on the stove for 20-25 minutes.  Stir every once in a while.  I like mine to be a little thicker, so I let it go for almost 30 minutes.  It got nice and thick.

That is it, that is all I can say about it.  It is just that easy, and I promise, it will be so good.  
This will go down as the shortest recipe on my blog, but it will be in line with all the rest, and be delicious. 


  1. Hey Klunker, there is no oil-free tomato sauce in my country except for salsa. Could this work as well?

    1. Actually, you can just use another can of the tomatoes. Drain all the liquid, and puree. Use about half (226grams). That will work just fine.

  2. What a great simple sauce! I made it today, served over my favorite bean burgers (flavored with Italian seasoning this time) and a pile of lightly steamed cauliflower. The sauce is so tasty, it turned ordinary cauli into a real treat - sprinkled with chopped parsley and a little vegan parm I make. Thanks for another winner!!

  3. I wanna thanks to a great extent for providing such informative and qualitative material therefore often.


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