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Hearty Spaghetti Sauce

In most of my friends circles I have a recipe that they always request "Kristi's Famous Spaghetti". My spaghetti is is packed with flavor, meat and veggies and comes together quickly! My kids and husband can't get enough of this dish!
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner, ground turkey, pasta, sausage, veggies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 371kcal
Author sweetnsassyeats


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey/ Beef
  • 1 lb Itallian Sausage Sweet/ mild/ hot - depends on preference
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced i like to double this for extra mushrooms
  • 1 medium Red Onion
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tb garlic minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tb italian seasonings
  • 2 tsp basil dried
  • 3 tb Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar or honey
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional


  • In large skillet, heat oil/ fat and sauté onions until soft.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms, sauté until tender.
  • Add Ground meat and Italian sausage, salt, ½ itallian seasonings, ½ dried basil, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper.
  • Cook 5-10 min, until meat is cooked through.
  • Add Brown Sugar and canned diced tomatoes.
  • Add diced Green Bell peppers, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and remaining half of seasonings.
  • Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 10 min. Taste and adjust seasonings to preference (read my tips in body or post on how to adjust seasonings to your preference).
  • Serve over noodles, zoodles (zucchini noodles) or spaghetti sauce.
  • You can use this sauce anyway you’d use a meat spaghetti sauce.


Sodium: 1715mg | Calcium: 107mg | Vitamin C: 37mg | Vitamin A: 1148IU | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 1317mg | Cholesterol: 83mg | Calories: 371kcal | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 20g | Protein: 24g | Carbohydrates: 27g | Iron: 5mg