Ragu Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Copycat)

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Steve Published: September 8, 2021 Modified: September 23, 2021
Ragu Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (Copycat)


How To Make Ragu Spaghetti Sauce (Copycat)

Made with just the right amount of herbs, this copycat Ragu spaghetti sauce combines canned tomato sauce & fresh tomato for a silky sauce.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 29 oz tomato sauce, (1 jar)
  • 1 lb fresh garden tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped, or 15 oz canned
  • 3 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 1⁄8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes until the onion is tender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 30 to 45 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

  3. Remove the bay leaf. Let cool a bit, then blend until smooth.

  4. Use as desired and enjoy.

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