Meat sauce is a classic sauce that can be enjoyed on a variety of pasta dishes. You can spoon it on top of spaghetti, use it in a lasagna dish, or on top of baked ziti. No matter how you choose to serve it, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
Here are 14 of the best meat sauce recipes to make for any occasion. From easy weeknight dinners to special family gatherings, these sauces are sure to please. From slow cooker and instant pot recipes to classic Italian-style sauces, you’ll find something for everyone.
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Arrabbiata Meat Sauce
A healthy recipe mixing arrabbiata flavors into a hearty meat sauce.
This meat sauce recipe will satisfy all of your homey, cozy, I-need-a-hug-in-a-bowl-of-pasta feelings. It's deeply flavourful and richly tomatoey. The recipe is simple. Nothing fancy. Just regular old ground beef like your mom made, no wine, no veal or pork or sausage. Just exactly the comfort food...
This venison meat sauce is our go-to red sauce for pasta night! Ground venison, crushed tomatoes, and flavorful herbs combine in a simple sauce that’s perfect for pasta. As a bonus, it’s a great filling for things like lasagna or a simple pasta bake!
Enjoy a delightful one-pot meal with tender cheese tortellini, savory Italian sausage, and mini pepperoni, all smothered in a rich tomato sauce and topped with perfectly melted mozzarella cheese. This deliciously comforting dish is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
This easy meat sauce recipe is the perfect addition to just about any meal. Tender ground beef is simmered in a delicious tomato base with onions, garlic, and seasonings. It's a versatile, easy, and low carb sauce that is ready in just 35 minutes!
This is the Best Meat Sauce recipe! Never go back to a store-bought jar again. Once you discover how simple it is to make your own and how much better it tastes, your pasta making world will never be the same! Chop, sauté, simmer, and you'll be rewarded with incredible, rich, deep, homemade flavors.
Perfect your pasta with Homemade Italian Meat Sauce. This hearty tomato sauce with sausage and ground beef is specially seasoned and slow simmered for authentic taste with less acid. Makes enough for a small crowd in as little as 30 minutes, but freezes beautifully for future meals.
A hearty meat and tomato sauce filled with hidden pureed vegetables. This healthier sauce is loaded with flavor and you'll never know it's filled with veggies. Serve this sauce with spaghetti, lasagna, stuffed peppers, roasted vegetables, and more!