Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

My best friend's mom used to make spaghetti using a thick, meaty sauce. It's easy and very simple, which is what I like about it. The best thing about this recipe is you can use beef, turkey, or even vegetarian meat-substitute crumbles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, start boiling water for the spaghetti.
  2. In Dutch oven, or large pot, brown ground meat. While it's cooking, season it with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drain grease.
  3. Reduce stove to low/medium heat. Add tomato sauce. Add more cans, depending on how liquidy you want your sauce, reduce cans if you want a thicker sauce. Add diced tomatoes, undrained. Add cream of mushroom and the spaghetti sauce mix packet.
  4. At this point, add spaghetti to boiling water and cook as directed on box/package. Simmer sauce for 15-20 minutes or until sauce is as hot as you want.


Most Helpful

this was a different change from the ragu based sauce i usually make. but it wasn't my favorite. my son loved it, spaghetti is his fav meal. he dug in again and again. but i think i may have added too much extra italian seasoning. the recipe didn't call for it but i thought it was a given but there was prob enough in the spaghetti seasoning packet. so if you make this don't add any extra italian seasonings. overall it was good, but not great...

GeorgiaArmyWife December 09, 2008

I have my own spaghetti recipe but was in the mood to try something a litlle different and this was delicious!! I feel easy simple ingredients make the best recipes and this was great. I used ground turkey meat and will switch between this spaghetti recipe and my own.

chris_tam March 25, 2008

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