While we all know that there are wonderful store-bought spaghetti sauces to choose from, there just is no comparison when it comes to homemade! From browning the meat to cutting up the ripe vegetables – homemade is far fresher than store-bought. If you don’t like chopping up the veggies (or think it just takes too much time) you should really consider using a quality kitchen vegetable dicer. These products will save you a lot of time, and are actually fun to use!
Our favorite recipe for spaghetti sauce involves browning the meat first, and then cooking all the combined ingredients in a quality slow cooker. It only takes about five hours; however, the slow and even cooking really allows the flavors to mingle and flourish. For the meat, we use Italian sausage and ground beef. These two flavors, in combination with all the other ingredients, offer a robust sauce that is perfect for any type of cooked dish that involves noodles.
For further inspiration regarding all the different sauces that you can make for spaghetti, rigatoni and other noodles, check out Pasta e Verdura. This is a wonderful cookbook, with approximately 140 recipes on different types of vegetable sauces! In the meantime, here is our family recipe for our homemade spaghetti sauce. We hope you enjoy it!