Clean & Easy Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Hey friends!

I am back bringing you another clean and easy recipe! This recipe is a childhood favorite and I actually forgot about it until my mom came to visit. Nanna comes usually twice a year and will stay a couple of weeks because she lives over 5 hours away. She typically drives because she doesn’t like to fly, so I am so thankful that she gets to come and spend time with the boys. They love having Nanna visit.

We had a successful October and Halloween, but we didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch this year. With football and my husband’s travel it just didn’t workout, but we hope to visit our local, Blessington Farms and hope to get some fun fall pictures this month!

If you are looking for a clean and easy meat sauce, then this one is for you. It is easy to fix and makes a great leftover!  My boys love spaghetti, so I am always trying new ways to sneak in veggies.  What I like about this recipe is you can add or take away any of the veggies.  For example, sometimes I do tomato sauce instead of diced tomatoes beucase my middle son doesn’t like cooked tomatoes.  We love adding mushrooms and celery too! Making a recipe your own is the fun part!

I hope you enjoy this one! 🙂

Clean & Easy Spaghetti Meat Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fresh and light meat sauce to go with your favorite zoodles or noodles.


  • 1 lb. ground meat
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (any color)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (I use white onion)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 can tomato paste (no sugar added)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or 1 can tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • Water using empty tomato cans


Saute chopped bell pepper, onion, in 1 tbsp oil until for 2 minutes in a deep skillet or cast iron skillet.  Add ground meat, basil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt & pepper.  Cook on medium until meat is completely done.

Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, then fill both cans with water and add to skillet.  Turn down to low and let simmer on stove for about an hour or longer.  The longer it simmers the better, but everything is cooked and ready to eat at anytime, so the full hour isn’t needed if you don’t have the time.

Serve on top of your favorite spaghetti, gluten-free spaghetti, zucchini noodles or your favorite noodles!  I also make homemade garlic bread for the boys! 🙂

Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

XO, Ja’Net

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