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A pan of homemade spaghetti sauce with a spoon stirring

Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Better than store bought, this tangy tomato sauce is the perfect match for a plate of pasta!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth or stock
  • 1 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • chopped basil or parsley for garnish optional
  • Cooked spaghetti or pasta of your choice for serving


  • Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in the beef broth, tomato paste, salt, parsley, brown sugar, oregano, basil, and garlic powder together.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Turn down heat and gently simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
    Serve over hot, cooked, and salted spaghetti or pasta of choice. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil (optional) before serving.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1555mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg
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