Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe has no added sugar! It’s meaty, thick, full of Italian flavor and great served over traditional pasta or spaghetti squash for a low-carb meal.
Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
My hubby and I have done several Whole30 eating plans. Ever heard about it? You can find out all about it here but to sum it up, you eat meat, veggies, fruit and certain nuts & fats for 30 days. No sugar, no grains, no dairy. Yea…it was rough. I can leave grains and dairy behind any day… but I like my sugar.
We decided to do this as a kick start to healthier eating. I didn’t like how I was always craving sweet stuff. I guess having a food blog will do that to ya.
So we ventured into this Whole30 eating plan. It was simple to follow since it helps you to focus on more what you can eat than what you can’t eat. And there is no weighing food, no counting calories or points, which we’ve never done very well at. We kept each other going for the 30 days, and really, it went fast. We felt healthier, had more energy, my husband’s asthma improved, and we lost some inches. But the best thing is that we made some changes to our eating that has stuck so far and will hopefully continue into the future!
You can find some of the healthier meals we made here because it really is hard to find things to eat that were just so not what we were used to eating! We came up with some pretty great ideas that are family-friendly and we hope they help you to get through your Whole30 days, or help you to replace an old meal with a healthier one!
This Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe is a staple in our home. We love our Italian food here, and I had to find a way to still be able to get that good Italian taste!
This spaghetti sauce has no added sugar, but is full of flavor. Find a tomato puree that has an ingredient list of one thing…tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes have some naturally occurring sugars, but as long as there is not sugar listed in the ingredients, you’re golden.
You’ll love this healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe because it makes a big batch…you can freeze the leftovers to pull out at another time. And when you are trying to eat “real” food, anything that saves time is so helpful!
Plus, it is hearty…full of meat and petite diced tomatoes. The kids don’t even mind the diced tomatoes…but they have to be “petite diced” so they are not so noticeable. 🙂
Serve it over spaghetti squash for a low-carb, low-sugar meal, or use it as you would any spaghetti sauce!
Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe has no added sugar! It's meaty, thick, full of Italian flavor and great served over traditional pasta or spaghetti squash for a low-carb meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 cans tomato puree 29 ounces each
- 2 cans diced tomatoes, with juice 14.5 ounces each
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons basil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef along with the garlic. Drain.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a low boil, stirring often.
Once the sauce is heated through and at a low boil, reduce the burner temperature to low and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
Serve immediately or allow the sauce to cool, then package it in freezer-safe containers for easy storage.