Prego Spaghetti Sauce (Copycat)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I didn't have any Prego sauce on hand and found this recipe to make a copycat. It turned out pretty good. Makes 6 cups"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (293.3 g)
  • Calories 153.5
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 433.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.8 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 47 mg
  • Iron - 3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 33.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil over medium-low heat, and add garlic. Stir and cook until golden brown. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

Step 2

Add onion and cook until soft and golden stirring frequently. Add seasonings and tomato products. Slowly bring to the boil at a medium-high heat. Let boil for 10 minutes, covered.

Step 3

Reduce to lowest heat, cover loosely, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

This recipe yields about six cups.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


3 Reviews


This is a REALLY good recipe. Follow it exactly the first time. Then, I suggest making the 2nd batch by backing off the sugar by 1 tablespoon, see how it tastes. Increase the garlic and onion to your preference as well. I add in about 7 finely sliced white mushrooms pre-cooked with olive oil and a dab of crushed garlic. Make sure all the spices are fresh, and you'll save a lot of money making your own version. Freezes well for future use. Toast some bread, brush on melted butter, shake on some garlic salt, use kitchen scissors to cut into sticks, remove some sauce in a bowl for dipping, and you'll feel like a French Chef. Thank you so much for this one, it's very well done!


review by:
(2 Feb 2022)

Karen E

This was very good and easily prepared, a simple sauce with lots of depth. I DID cut the sugar back a lot, I put maybe a tsp sugar, this is probably personal taste. Lovely, thank you for sharing


review by:
(21 Oct 2019)


What a treat! It has been ages since I made this much sauce and it won't be that long again. This is fabulous and so easy! The garlic just pops but not overwhelms. I did cut sugar in half as I usually by Prego No Sugar sauce but felt I needed a bit to cut acid. Absolutely the bomb!


review by:
(15 Jul 2019)