September 11, 2013

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce {from OBB}

  The recipe I've used here from Our Best Bites is not made for canning, but is very similar to the one used here at Pick Your Own (which is made for canning).  If you have any concerns about the food safety of canning this sauce, you can freeze your sauce, or use the exact recipe from Pick Your Own. 

Over Swiss Days weekend a very nice lady was at my father-in-law's booth.  She ended up inviting my in-laws to her farm to pick from her garden.  She had fresh raspberries and tomatoes that were going to waste.  My sister-in-law (who is the canning queen herself) jumped at the opportunity.  I didn't get to go and pick, but my sweet mother-in-law brought home boxes of delicious garden-fresh tomatoes for me.

Canning Your Own Spaghetti Sauce from Blissful Roots

My favorite way to eat tomatoes from the garden is fresh, but we had so many I knew we wouldn't make it through all of them.  I was trying to decide the best way to use them.  I've canned before, but never tomatoes.  

I decided to try canning spaghetti sauce.  I've been in love with Our Best Bites spaghetti sauce recipe for quite some time now.  It's top-notch!  I used to not mind store-bought spaghetti sauce, but now that I've had this recipe, I can't go back.  It's great with their Italian meatballs, and I use it as my sauce when I grill pizza.  Yummy!!

This took me a few steps, but it was quite enjoyable, actually. I really do love preserving my own food.  And, I had everything I needed for the sauce, so I didn't even have to spend a penny.

First, I needed crushed tomatoes.  I found a great tutorial from Pick Your Own.  I followed the steps and made my own crushed tomatoes.  It took a bit of time, but was really so, so easy!  I didn't process the crushed tomatoes because I was going to process the spaghetti sauce. 

Next, I made the sauce.  Click here for Our Best Bite's recipe. It's amazing!  I have to say it was quite satisfying to pour my own crushed tomatoes into the sauce, instead of ones from a can.  I  even got to use onions from the garden in the sauce.  I've made this sauce before with all store-bought ingredients, and have loved it every time.  I can't wait to taste the difference with the extra bit of home-grown freshness.

After I made the sauce, I followed this tutorial (also from Pick Your Own) to process it.  

I never get tired of seeing all the bottles of preserves lined up.  So rewarding!  And now next time we have spaghetti, lasagna, or pizza I just have to grab a jar from the pantry and I'm ready to go.  

Canning Your Own Spaghetti Sauce from Blissful Roots

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  1. I've been looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought spaghetti sauce. This is perfect- thanks for sharing!

    1. You are so welcome, Kaitlyn! Thank Our Best Bites girls as well- they've got a killer recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!

  2. That looks fantastic. I just canned some tomatoes but want to can some sauce too! I think I will try this one. Such pretty pictures of it also. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Don't you love canning your own food? It's a bit of work, but so gratifying! Thanks so much for your kind words! Have a wonderful weekend, and come back anytime!

  3. I promise it won't disappoint! My whole family loves it. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment. Enjoy your day!

  4. This looks yummy! You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:


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