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Spaghetti in a bowl

Nick’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti

Nick’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti comes straight from Italy. Tomatoes, basil, onions, and carrots flavor the two kinds of meat to make the perfect sauce!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Simmer Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 635kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Heat oil on medium heat in a large, deep skillet. Add onion, carrots, and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add ground beef and pork and continue to cook.
    Meat and veggies being cooked in a pan for spaghetti
  • When meat is browned and onions are soft, add tomatoes.
    San marzano tomatoes in spaghetti sauce
  • When tomatoes have softened and have started to release their juices (about 4-5 min) add basil, sugar, salt and pepper (if you are whole tomatoes, mash the them with a potato masher or spatula to release all their juices).
    Meaty spaghetti sauce in a pan
  • Simmer for at least 3 hours (and up to 6 hours), stirring occasionally. The longer you simmer, the better. Important: tomatoes burn easily so keep an eye on them and add beef broth a little at a time to thin sauce if needed.
    Spaghetti sauce with meat on a spoon
  • In a large pot, cook spaghetti in salted water to al dente, drain completely and return to pot. Add sauce to the spaghetti noodles and toss until noodles are covered.
    Spaghetti being served with tongs
  • Serve immediately.
    Pasta bowl of spaghetti with a fork


Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6061IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg