Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I use the same spaghetti with meat sauce recipe for both my zucchini lasagna and spaghetti squash. It takes a few hours to boil down the tomato juice to get an appropriate consistency, but it is very worth it! You can double the recipe and freeze half of the sauce for later use.


Spaghetti with Meat Sauce



Cuisine: Italian

Category: Dinner

PREP TIME: 20 mins

COOK TIME: 120 mins TOTAL TIME: 140 mins


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic (I put through a garlic press)
  • 20 ounces tomato juice or 2 boxes of Pomi strained tomatoes
  • 2 fresh tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 large Roasted Spaghetti Squash
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Brown beef with garlic and onions.
  2. Add tomato juice and remaining ingredients.
  3. Let sauce simmer uncovered for 2-3 hours on low (be careful, it will splatter) or until thickened.
  4. Serve over cooked spaghetti squash with Parmesan cheese.