Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

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Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce Final Cover

One can never, ever, ever have too much spaghetti sauce, right? This fresh-tasting Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce will be a real crowd favorite. This is a flavorful recipe that’ll taste even better with fresh garden herbs.

Note this recipe makes about 3-4 jars of sauce and it freezes great so whip up a batch and save some it for a night you have no time to cook.

Ingredients:

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

  • 3 cans of Crushed Tomatoes (either regular or with basil, oregano and garlic) 28 oz. sized cans OR 12-15 fresh tomatoes (peeled, chopped and blended in a food processor)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons of dried basil
  • 1 ½ tsp of Black pepper
  • 1 -2 TBSP of Sugar (optional) – this takes out the bitterness and makes it a little sweet
  • 2 TSBP olive oil
  • ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
  • Minced Green Peppers (optional)

Directions:

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce 1

Heat the olive oil in a 5+ qt. pot over medium heat, and add the chopped or pressed garlic.

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce 2

Heat for one to two minutes, making sure not to burn the garlic, then add all the tomatoes, black pepper, basil and sugar. Stirring often, bring to a low boil.

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce 3

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours stirring often.

For the first half of the simmer time, do so with the pot uncovered, then cover.

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce Final 4

Add the cheese, stir in and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or so.

Enjoy!! 🙂

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