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.

easy meat sauce for pasta


  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes, un-drained 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each)
  • 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, chilli 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.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley and seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover; simmer 15 minutes longer or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  6. Discard bay leaves.
  7. Freeze in meal-size portions.
  8. Serve over pasta.

To use frozen meat sauce:

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan; heat through.



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