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Sunday Sauce

How to Make Sunday Sauce with Meatballs
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 people


  • Large Stock Pot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • baking sheet
  • Aluminium Foil


  • 5 32 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • Meatballs See Recipe Below
  • 16 links Sweet Italian Sausage


  • Pre-heat oven to 400
  • Saute garlic in EVOO over medium high heat
  • When the garlic releases that smell (about 30 seconds), add crushed tomatoes
  • Season with oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Taste as you go - the amounts recommended above or estimates.
  • Heat for a few minutes, then allow to simmer
  • Place sausage on a baking sheet.
  • Pierce sausages with a fork
  • Bake for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven, then add to tomato sauce
  • Make meatballs and add to same baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 25 minutes
  • Remove from oven then add to sauce
  • Simmer all day stirring pot occasionally
  • Heat up and serve with your favorite pasta or make sandwiches


The sausage can be browned and cooked on the stovetop too. For me, it's less messy to bake it in the oven. I've also grilled them before and then dropped them in the sauce.
Keyword Meatballs in Italian Gravy, Sunday Sauce, Sweet Italian Sausage