An Easy, 20 Minute Spaghetti Sauce Recipe


Seriously easy. Seriously delicious.

Thomas received a call from his mom the other day and she kept talking about this spaghetti sauce she made for his sister Sydney and her girlfriend Alice. She went on and on about the ingredients and how quick and simple it was to make and yada yada yada. Thomas thought it sounded good, but to be honest he forgot about it soon after the call.

Then he received a call from Sydney, who kept going on and on about their mom’s spaghetti sauce and how good it was and how it was THE BEST HOMEMADE SAUCE SHE’S EVER HAD. Okay, now they both had our attention. This wasn’t a game anymore. It was time to get serious.


Thomas immediately called and asked his mom to text him the recipe because he was making it ASAP. Turns out, it came from Wine and Glue, a food website that posts the most delicious recipes! So we went to the store, got what we needed and made it for dinner that night. However, PJ mentioned to Thomas how he hasn’t been into spaghetti lately for whatever reason, so Thomas tweaked the recipe just a tad, and used lentil penne noodles instead (and added some sautéed mushrooms and ground beef). This recipe is for the sauce only, so feel free to ad whatever you want to it! Below is the recipe straight from Wine and Glue.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

  • 6 garlic cloves minced

  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes

  • 28 oz diced tomatoes see note

  • 2 tsps sugar

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley

  • 1/4 tsp dried basil

  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakesoptional

  • pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the garlic and sauté just until it becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Add in the crushed and diced tomatoes.  Stir in the sugar, salt, oregano, parsley, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes.  Add pepper to taste.

  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook on low for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is thickens, stirring intermittently.


Hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out Wine and Glue for more recipes! These peanut butter stir fry noodles look amazing don’t they?