Published May 23rd
Prep 20m Cook 1h 30m Additional - Ready In 1h 50m
Servings 4 servings Calories 253.9

Sauce like mom used to make. Serve over your favorite pasta. Classic red sauce with onion, mushrooms and garlic.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a blender chop the whole tomatoes with juice and garlic until chunky. In a medium size pot, heat oil on medium high heat. Put onion and mushroom in and saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Place in pot the blended tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped green peppers, oregano and basil. Bring to boil, then lower to medium low, cover and stir periodically. Cook and reduce about 1 to 2 hours or to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 253.9
  • Carbohydrate 36.4 g
  • Fat 11.7 g
  • Fiber 9.8 g
  • Protein 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 755.3 mg
  • Sugar 13.9 g


  1. I was SUPER excited to try this recipe after reading the reviews but I HAD to have done something wrong. Though I did follow it to a "T". The sauce was very very bitter! It was also very bland... which surprised me. I tried adding some sugar and some other seasonings to help but nothing - Read more ...
  2. First time making sauce. This sauce came out AMAZING. I didn't add mushrooms basil and and crushed tomatoes. i only used whole tomatoes. Came out so good.. I did add 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar to make it a little more sweet since it did taste a little bitter. Great Recipe. - Read more ...
  3. This sauce was excellent and very fresh tasting. I added some water to make it a little thinner. It was to thick for my taste. Also I added a few packets of sugar to make it a little more sweet. A few extra added spices and this was perfect. I will never buy jarred pasta - Read more ...
  4. Delicious! My boyfriend loved this sauce. I was so angry because the mushrooms I had went bad so I had to leave them out. The sauce was great without them though!
  5. Taste exactly what my Mom used to make. Ah! the memories...She is gone now. But I can finally recreate her recipe thanks to you...It was marvelous.
  6. This is a delicious sauce recipe. I omitted the mushrooms but it turned out well. I added a pound of ground beef I had sauteed with spices and had a delicious meat sauce to serve over pasta. Thanks.
  7. I love this sauce. I didn't have mushrooms but improvised with a small amount of brown sugar minced garlic and lean ground beef. It is an excellent foundational recipe for Italian dishes.
  8. This sauce was very good and easy, however I did skip the green pepers, and added meat and it still turned out good. Thanks for sharing your recipe, my family loved it!
  9. This is such an easy recipe! It came out wonderful and I used the sauce for eggplant parmigiana. Thank you for sharing!

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