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Spaghetti with Meatsauce Recipe

A delicious and simple spaghetti sauce loaded with Italian seasonings, garlic, fresh basil and seasoned ground beef. This is a perfect sauce for spaghetti night or making a homemade lasagna.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Aurthor Brigitte - Mother of Everything


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste we like the one with basil garlic flavoring
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Italian Seasoning plus more or less to your taste we like our pasta Herb-y so we are heavy on the seasoning
  • 2 cloves freshly diced garlic
  • 6 fresh basil leaves reserve a little to chop for garnish of desired
  • 1 tsp Salt & Pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese plus more for garnishing
  • 1 package spaghetti noodles
  • 1/4-1/2 cup reserved pasta water for tomato sauce save just in case you need to thin out the sauce


  1. Heat a large skillet with a lid to medium high heat. Fill a large pot with water and set to high heat so it can start to boil.

  2. Once skillet is hot, add ground beef, garlic, 1 tbsp of the Italian seasoning and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until done.

  3. While beef is cooking, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Once pasta is cooked set aside 1/4 cup pasta water to add to tomato sauce. When you drain the pasta you can drizzle with a little olive oil so it does not stick.

  4. Drain any liquid from beef once cooked. Add tomato sauce and paste to cooked beef and all other spices, fresh basil leaves, sugar, Parmesan and reserved pasta water.

  5. Cover and simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes. Stir sauce frequently so it does not stick to bottom of pan. If you have the extra time let it simmer for longer, the longer it simmers the more flavor you get.

  6. Enjoy sauce over spaghetti or your favorite pasta.

Recipe Notes

If am drinking a glass of red wine while cooking I will throw in a quick splash in the sauce sometimes, a good Cab makes a yummy sauce.