Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I fiddled around with the original copy cat recipe until I got it where I wanted it and it tastes even better. Add more jelly and onion soup, if desired, but I found that more was too much.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 (750 ml) jarragu original spaghetti sauce
  • 12 envelope onion soup mix
  • 14 cup grape jelly
  • 1 -2 can mushroom, drained
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped


  1. Brown meat in oil.
  2. Drain and run under hot water to get rid of excess fat.
  3. Combine meat in a pot with rest of ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat;reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes.
Most Helpful

I didn't cook this recipe, BUT Olive Garden's meat sauce has sausage. Always has.

They even has the little disclaimer (**Our meat sauce is made with with pan-seared beef and Italian sausage.) on their menu.

Wombatish April 17, 2011

This recipe was quite the surprise! I must admit I was very skeptical as I shopped for the ingrediants ( grape jelly you say??) This is very, very good! I used sliced fresh mushrooms instead of canned ones and sauteed them separately in a little olive oil before adding them to the sauce. This is a keeper!

Chef Regina V. Smith June 12, 2006