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Spaghetti Sauce poured over spaghetti pasta

Spaghetti Sauce

This rich spaghetti sauce recipe is full of wholesome ingredients that resurrect the savory slightly sweet aromatic flavors from grandma’s kitchen.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Spaghetti Sauce Recipe, How TO Make Spaghetti Sauce Recipe, Spaghetti Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 613kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 pound ground beef, 80/20
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef and pork to pot, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and crumble into small chunks with a wooden spoon and cook until lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan and set over medium-low heat. Add the onion, and garlic and cook, until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.
  • Return the browned beef and pork to the pot then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 1-4 hours. Add water if needed to thin.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 864mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3.4mg