Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love this recipe. It is a simple go to meal when I need something fast and easy. The sauce tastes as if its been on the stove for hours. Its just a great meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef, basil, salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley. Cook meat until brown. Drain off any additional fat from pan.
  2. Add Italian salad dressing, tomatoes and tomato sauce to skillet pan. Cook for 4-5minutes until sauce starts to thicken. Add cooked pasta to sauce for 1-2 minute, then serve.
  3. Add cheese if you desire.
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Made this tonight and thought it was really good. The italian dressing was a strange ingredient, but I went with it and it really did add a nice flavor to the sauce. I was thinking of using this sauce to make a lasagna. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Dissie April 24, 2009