Spaghetti Sauce

A vegetarian version with mushroom and tomato. Vegan, even, depending on what you use as margarine.

From a box sold in Martinez, California.

Spaghetti Sauce

3 T. margarine
1 c. sliced fresh mushroom
1/3 chopped onion
1 [clove] garlic
1 lb. can tomato
1 can tomato paste
1/2 c. water
1 T. sugar
1 bay leaf
1/4 t. basil
1/4 t. oregano
1/8 t. pepper
1 package spaghetti

Melt margarine. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook till tender.

Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; simmer low for two hours.

6 servings


  1. Melissa Kelley

    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou ! I lost my home in 2003 in a wildfire and with all our families heritage recipes! Finding your site brought tears to my eyes. I can barely put into words the meaning this has for me and my family. Now I can make a dish and say this was grandma’s or great grandma.

    • Patricia Caneer Gardner

      Melissa, I am so sorry about losing your home. I am 79. Would you like some of my grandmother’s recipes? I would love to share. Patricia Caneer Gardener.

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