Meat Sauce for pasta Recipe

easy meat sauce for pasta

easy meat sauce for pasta

Meat Sauce for pasta Recipe

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 14
You can make multiple pasta dinners with this delicious sauce. Freeze a batch of this chunky sauce for any occasion. It easily defrosts, and is ready for a hearty meal in no time.


  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, chili powder and pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Hot cooked pasta


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook meat and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add
  2. the tomato sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  3. cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Uncover; simmer 15 minutes longer or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Discard bay
  5. leaves. Freeze in meal-size portions.
  6. To use frozen meat sauce: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan; heat through.
  7. Serve over pasta.


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