"Too much spaghetti sauce? It's not a problem," assures Carole Darnell of Houston, Texas. "I always make extra, then the next day, I add cumin and a couple of chili peppers for an instant enchilada sauce."
In Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb keeps this blend of seasonings on hand so she can stir up speedy spaghetti sauce. "It's a snap to add browned ground beef, tomato paste and water to create a mild, pleasantly flavored sauce," she says.
Lean turkey sausage links spice up this hearty sauce that turns pasta into a splendid main dish. "I blend a cup of the sauce for my young son, so there are no chunks of vegetables, and he loves it," says Laurinda Johnston, a field editor in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
"After years of experimenting, my mom has perfected her hearty spaghetti sauce recipe," notes Jennifer Shaw of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. "It's excellent served with a tossed salad and garlic bread." Although the recipe makes more than two servings, it freezes well.