Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti
80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
16 ingredients
4 servings
My kids will give up a steak dinner for this spaghetti. It is a recipe I have been perfecting for years and it is so good (if I may humbly say) that my kids are disappointed when they eat spaghetti anywhere else but home! In fact they tell me I should open a restaurant and serve only this spaghetti and garlic bread. In response to requests, I have posted the recipe for Jo Mama's World Famous Lasagna that uses approximately 1/2 of the sauce from this recipe. Have spaghetti one night and lasagna later! Thanks to all of you who have tried my recipe and have written a review. I read and appreciate every one of them! Chef Note: After I posted this recipe I remembered a funny incident--my dear husband usually has a nice bottle of wine handy so when I make a batch of spaghetti I just help myself to a splash of it. On one occasion, there wasn't a bottle opened, but there was a bottle sitting on the counter so I got out the corkscrew and helped myself. For some reason, the spaghetti that night was the best ever. My husband asked what wine I put in it and I showed him the bottle. He nearly fell off the chair. I had opened a rather expensive bottle he had bought to give his boss. Goes to show you--don't use a wine for cooking you wouldn't drink. You get the best results from a good wine!

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Serving Size (299.91 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 89.5 Calories from Fat 3.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.43g 2.62%
Saturated Fat 0.08g 1.52%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 624.53mg 104.09%
Total Carbohydrate 18.19g 24.26%
Dietary Fiber 3.44 g 55.11%
Sugars 11.62 g %
Protein 3.51g 28.1%
Vitamin A 1304.34IU% Vitamin C 18.12mg%
Calcium 46.37mg% Iron 2.59mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
italian sausage, small onion, diced tomatoes, dried parsley flakes, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh, coarse ground black pepper, thin spaghetti