July 02, 2015

A great homemade dry spaghetti sauce mix to keep on hand for a quick & easy spaghetti dinner!

A few years ago I had a coworker give me a copy of the dry spaghetti mix recipe she was handing out at her women's group at church that evening.  I've kept it taped up to the inside of my kitchen cabinet since the day she gave it to me - and even re-taped it up in our new house when we relocated a couple years ago!

I mix it up and keep it in an empty spice bottle. When it comes time to make it all you really need to do is mix 1 tablespoon of the dry mix with 8 oz. tomato sauce.  It's THAT easy.  But if you want to give it just a touch of personality - make a few additions based on what you have on hand that evening or what your family likes.  I will put some ideas under the recipe - things I do when I make it and I think some of you will like them too!

Homemade Dry Spaghetti Sauce Mix

1/4 c cornstarch
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c dried parsley flakes
1/4 c minced dry onion
1 t garlic powder
1/4 t red pepper flakes
2 T Italian seasoning

Mix 1 heaping tablespoon of spice mixture into 8 ounces tomato sauce.  Heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  Serve over hot pasta.

1 t fresh minced garlic
1/2 c fresh, diced tomatoes
Use 2 T mix and 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce
Fresh basil
Crumbled bacon
Sausage - cooked and crumbled
Ground beef - cooked and crumbled

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