Creamy Tomato Meat Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A quick and easy way to dress up spaghetti. Add red pepper flakes to the browning meat if you want some zip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat and onion in a large saucepan.
  2. Add garlic, tomatoes, herbs, sugar, salt and pepper Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream and heat through.
  4. Serve over pasta and top with cheese.


Most Helpful

This is a great recipe base to go off! I did make some changes to suit my family's tastes: I added a nice Burgundy wine, some thyme (as well as your suggested herbs), and I added the parmesan cheese to the sauce as it cooked along with a few handfulls of grated mozzerella cheese to make it a real creamy delight. I will definitly use this one again. Thank you!

Ingy December 12, 2006

This worked well for us and I'll make it again. The only thing I did was skip the additional salt. We decided that some fresh mushrooms would be a tasty addition for next time.

HEP MEP November 03, 2004

This was interesting, I added the suggested red pepper flakes for added zip! I loved the color of the sauce, and the texture when first cooked (it did not reheat all that well), but I felt it lacked something, even though everything is right there. I think perhaps next time I make this I will use Italian sausage instead of the ground beef. I did serve this over vermecelli with fresh parmesan and garlic bread. It was very easy to put together and is great for a week night meal.

Michelle S. May 30, 2004

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