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Quick and easy homemade spaghetti sauce

1 can tomato paste

about 1/2 cup water

1 small handful spinach

1/4 cup chopped red pepper

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp minced onion (I used dried to avoid chopping)

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp black pepper



1. In a blender/ food processor blend tomato paste, red pepper, and spinach adding water until it reaches the consistency you like for your sauce.

2.Then put into a small saucepan and add the sugar and spices. Bring to a simmer on medium heat for 3-5 mins.


*I don’t measure anything when I make this recipe so these are all estimates as to how much of each spice and such. If it seems too spicy or not enough play with the amounts until it suits your taste 🙂

Homemade Ketchup

1 6 oz. can of tomato paste

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

5 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp basil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp molasses

1 Tbsp corn syrup

1 and 1/4 cup water


1. Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (till it reaches the consistency of ketchup)