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The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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the best spaghetti sauce recipeTo me, the best spaghetti sauce recipe is normally based on childhood memories. However, even though my Mum made this all the time when I was a child and has passed it down to me, I still think it is like magic in your mouth when I make it today.

It must be the best spaghetti sauce recipe ever, as I have never had a complaint when I have made this dish. The trick is to use a lot of tomatoes. (Tip – You can even use more than the recipe says.)

You can either cut everything really small for a finer textured sauce or leave it chunky, depending on your preference. Either way, it tastes great.

This recipe is a great option for vegetarians, as there is no meat in it and the cheese is optional.

Spaghetti Mexicana – The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (According to me)

This recipe makes 4 servings.

You will need:

2 cups of cooked spaghetti (Click here if you want to know how to cook perfect pasta)

1 sliced onion

2 tbsps oil

1/4 level tsp allspice

1/4 level tsp ground ginger or cloves

a good dash of cayenne

1 level tsp curry powder (mild if making for children)

1 1/2 cups of sliced tomatoes

1 heaped tbsp chutney

Grated Cheese (optional)


Chop the onion finely and fry it in the oil for a few minutes.

Add the spice, cayenne and tomatoes and cook until soft.

Add the curry powder and the chutney.

Stir in the spaghetti and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve very hot sprinkled with grated cheese.

That my friends is the best spaghetti sauce recipe ever.

Tip – If you have some time on your hands, you can caramelise the onions for an even tastier sauce. This simply means cooking the onions over a low heat for a long time until they are golden.




12 thoughts

  • LeNard
    January 16, 2017 at 5:31 am

    I like to cook just about all of my food from scratch and using fresh ingredients. My family loves it when I make my spaghetti sauce.

    I like my sauce kind of chunky. I am going to have to try making your spaghetti sauce recipe.

    I have never had ginger or cloves in my sauce. After looking over the recipe, I bet this sauce is spicy.

    • admin
      January 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Yes it is spicey, but not overly much. It is a great comfort food for the winter though.

      • LeNard
        January 17, 2017 at 4:57 am

        It’s what’s for dinner tomorrow night – this spaghetti sauce recipe on pasta. I will let you know how it turns out.

        Thank You.

        • admin
          January 22, 2017 at 8:22 am

          Enjoy. I hope you enjoyed your spaghetti sauce.

  • Sangeeta
    January 16, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Hey Margie, thanks for such mouth watering recipes. I have checked your site and it is amazing. I am a food lover and I love to try different recipes during my leisure time.
    It seems interesting to go through Spaghetti Mexicana. I am definitely going to try this. And I am sure that my son is going to like it.

    • admin
      January 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Oh he will, trust me.

  • Darren
    January 20, 2017 at 6:57 am


    The Spaghetti Mexicana sounds really yummy. I love spaghetti and trying different sauces and side dishes. The pepper and curry added to this spaghetti sauce would really set the world on fire.

    Spicy spaghetti is something I really haven’t tried before, so I’m definitely going to give this recipe a go as I love spicy food.

    • admin
      January 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

      You will enjoy it Darren. Although the recipe looks hot, it is not, just spicey. If you want it hot just add more curry powder.

  • Jeremy Hood
    January 23, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This is a very interesting looking spaghetti sauce recipe. I have never seen spices like cloves & allspice and especially not curry powder go in the sauce.

    However, I love curry powder so you have peaked my interest. What kind of chutney do you recommend? Is that mainly for some sweetness?

    • admin
      January 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Here in South Africa, Mrs Balls is the best chutney, but I am not sure what the rest of the world is using. Yes it gives it a touch of sweetness.

  • Netta
    March 17, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Oh, yum! I’ve never seen such a collection of diverse flavors all in one spaghetti sauce! It’s like a league of nations came tromping through the kitchen and dropped some flavor into the mix.

    It sounds absolutely scrumptious! I think I’m going to try it this weekend!

    Did your mom invent it or is it a recipe that’s been handed down through the generations?

    • admin
      March 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Strangely it was a recipe found in an old housewives book that she just jazzed up a bit.

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