Sauces & Gravies

Grandma Riello’s Spaghetti Sauce – A Classic Italian Recipe

Grandma Anna Riello was a woman with a passion for food. She loved to spend her time in her small backyard garden, growing tomatoes and fresh herbs that she would use to make her classic spaghetti sauce. This recipe has been passed down through the generations, and it is still a favorite of many. From the fresh tomato and garlic flavors, to the addition of red wine and herbs, it has all of the flavor and flair of an Italian dish. Enjoy this classic recipe with your family and share a bit of history with each bite!

Ingredients used:

For 1 people

  • 1 pound - Fresh plum tomatoes
  • 2 stalks - Celery
  • 1 whole - Bulb garlic
  • 1 - Red onion
  • 3 tablespoons - Extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 cup - Dry red wine
  • 0.5 cup - Fresh basil - shredded
  • 1 tablespoon - Fresh oregano - chopped
  • 0 - Salt and pepper
  • 0 - Cooked spaghetti

Recipe steps:

  • Chop the tomatoes and celery into chunks. Peel and slice the cloves of garlic. Skin and slice the onion into thin rings.
  • Saute the celery, garlic, and onion in the olive oil until the onions are transparent and the garlic is soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and the wine and cook for 5 minutes. Then, add the basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer the sauce over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let it stand, covered, for another 30 minutes.
  • Reheat the sauce before serving over cooked spaghetti. This sauce will freeze well for future meals.

Grandma Riello’s Spaghetti Sauce is a classic Italian dish that is sure to delight any family. It’s a perfect way to share a bit of history and create lasting memories with your family. Enjoy this delicious sauce with your family, and don’t forget to save a bit of it for later – it freezes great and is a great way to make a quick and delicious meal!