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Authentic Italian Spaghetti topped with a garnish in a white 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 Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 519kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Heat oil on medium heat in a large, deep skillet.
  • Add carrots and onion.
  • Saute a couple minutes, then add beef and pork.
  • When meat is browned, add tomatoes.
  • When tomatoes have softened and have started to release their juices (about 4-5 min) add basil, sugar, salt and pepper (if you are using cherry or grape tomatoes you can mash the them with a potato masher or fork to get them to pop and release all their juices).
  • Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer you simmer, the better (ideally, 2+ hours).
  • In a large pot, cook spaghetti to al dente, drain completely and return to pot.
  • Add sauce to the spaghetti noodles and toss until noodles are covered.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6060IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.5mg