In an effort to cut back on sodium in prepared foods and to make more frugal meals, you can't beat making your own spaghetti sauce. If you are wanting to save money on feeding a large family, you can't beat a big pasta dish.
Recipe For Making Homemade Spaghetti Sauce With Canned Tomatoes:
This is really so easy I don't know why I didn't try it before. Basically I just dumped into my large crock pot:
Prep time: 20 minutes
3 cans of crushed tomatoes
Dash of red wine
TB. spoon of sugar
1 package of turkey Italian sausage
Chopped mushrooms (using up oldies in the fridge)
1/2 c. diced onion
some garlic powder
some good shakes of Italian seasoning
Turned on the crock pot all day. Approx. 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
Until I had this:
Separated into 4 batches and froze. This will give me enough sauce for at least a month for our spaghetti and pizza dinners. I estimate that it cost me about $7 to make this. I could do it cheaper if I find the sausage marked down. I will keep my eye out to stock up as well as stocking up on canned tomato puree and sauce when it is on sale. Check out our page on frugal living here: Frugal Tips
This sauce is great for lasagna and pizza sauce.