Hearty Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Thick, rich, meaty sauce loaded with the flavors of Italy! I finally wrote it down as I went along! PLEASE don't let the list of ingredients scare you off, it's really VERY easy!! You'll never buy "those jars" again! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, combine well with hands the 2 meats.
  2. Add to deep, large non-stick skillet. *If not using non-stick pan, add a little olive oil to pan first so it won't stick.
  3. Sprinkle EVENLY rest of meat mixture ingredients over meats. Stir meats to mix in herbs and spices.
  4. Cook over medium heat til meat is no longer pink. Break up meat as you go along, but just don't overdo it. You don't want tiny, overly fine pieces.
  5. Drain grease.
  6. Pour into large heavy-bottomed pot.
  7. Add rest of ingredients EXCEPT mushrooms, and stir/fold to mix well.
  8. Now add the mushrooms! :).
  9. Heat over medium heat til simmering.
  10. Lower heat to just a simmer and cook, stirring every so often, for about 30 minutes.
  11. Serve over hot, cooked and well drained spaghetti, thin spaghetti, mostaccioli, or rotini noodles.
  12. Serve with tossed salad, garlic bread and parmesan cheese on the side if desired. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

Wow!!!! This is my new favorite spaghetti sauce recipe. I did not add the fennel seeds and thyme because I don't like them. I also used hot sausage, the flavor was wonderful.

Kerry K. February 25, 2007

This is absolutely the greatest!! I am such a "picky pasta eater" as my family says...This is a great meaty sauce that far passes most italian restruant fare that I have had. My favorite food is pasta but I hate to order it out..and usually at home due to time I fix a meatless sauce..I will be fixing this from now on. This was fast and easy to put together after work..had all the ingreds. on hand except we don't care for bell pepper so left it out. Made my house smell soooooo good! Thanks for a great meal..10 STARS!!

cinda37379 January 16, 2007

Excellent spaghetti sauce! This is so great tasting. I love all the different flavors and how well they blend so perfectly together. I made this when my family came to visit and we all enjoyed it very much. I now have a new favorite spaghetti sauce and it will be going into my favorites folder. Also this is very quick and so easy to prepare, and that is great! Thanks a bunch Wildflour....

Sheri-BDB October 10, 2006

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