Meat Sauce

Bring a little bit of Italy to your table with these standout homemade meat sauce recipes. An ideal choice for dinner, they include all your favorite meats such as ground beef, ground turkey, chicken, and Italian sausage in a variety of different homemade meat sauces.

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Meat-and-Mushroom Sauce Fusilli

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While this pasta recipe calls for ground meat mix (usually pork and beef), you can use 1 pound of any ground meat you like--beef, pork, turkey, or even sausage.

Pasta and Meat Sauce

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Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce

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Get a budget-friendly start on the meat-lovers' sauce by using ground chuck. It cooks in less than 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered all day.

Spanish Mac

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Pork Ragu with Pasta

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Zesty Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

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You won't even miss the pasta in this lower carb Italian dinner. Spaghetti squash looks just like the real thing!

Spaghetti with Sauce Italiano

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Pork Ragu & Bowtie Pasta

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Penne with Meat Sauce

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Quick-to-grab ingredients make this hearty ground beef and pasta dish super easy. The start-to-finish time: 25 minutes.

Total: 25 mins

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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Adding vegetables makes this meaty pasta sauce extra hearty and healthy.

Meat Lover's Mac

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Beef Ragu with Garbanzo Beans

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Ziti with Meat Sauce

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The 95-percent-lean ground beef helps lower the fat and calories in this hearty pasta dinner. Using whole wheat ziti boosts the fiber.

How to Make Ziti

Just about every Italian joint in the U.S. knows how to make ziti, but why not put it together at home next time you're craving a hearty, red-sauce meal? Ziti--also referred to as baked ziti, depending on the preparation--is as honored among Italian-Americans as spaghetti with meatballs.

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