girl – there’s something about a big bowl of meaty spaghetti sauce and
you’ll be shocked at how easy this was to make! Next time though – I’m
adding mushrooms. 🙂
I had dinner all laid out and man I’m not sure who was drooling more – me or
the dogs!!?!! Salad, fresh Romano cheese to grate on top – a little sprig of
fresh basil and a big bowl of spaghetti – I was ready!
How to make Copycat Olive Garden Meat Sauce
is a complete snob (but I adore) was shocked at the quality ingredients –
so get ready for deliciousness! First you saute the holy trinity of
celery, onion and carrot – always a good start. Here’s the funny story for
the post – I didn’t have any carrot – so I dug in my freezer for a bag of
frozen stir fry veggies and picked out the carrots! Then I diced them and
it worked great!
ground beef and Italian sausage. After the meats are browned – you’ll add
red wine – this is really important to build that flavor profile you love
at Olive Garden. Here’s the thing – I BARELY drink – so for this I bought
mini-bottles of red wine. They have about a cup each in them so it’s
perfect for a recipe like this copycat version of the Olive Garden
Spaghetti Meat Sauce.
cook it down for about an hour. You’ll get a big pot of warm and rich meat
sauce – perfect for a big bowl of pasta – or in a dish like lasagna!
You’ll love it!
Does Olive Garden Meat Sauce Have Pork?
Does Olive Garden Meat Sauce Have Dairy?
Is Olive Garden Meat Sauce Gluten Free?
the sausage is what can trip you up. There are certain brands of
Italian sausage that are gluten-free. So if that’s a thing for you –
just be sure to use gluten-free sausage.
What to serve with Olive Garden Meat Sauce?
classic Olive Garden salad
when you have their pasta dishes! You can also use this Copycat Meat Sauce
their Stuffed Shells recipe
– I used the marinara but it would be delicious with the meat sauce as a
base as well! I also love making
cheesy garlic bread Texas Toast
anytime I have Italian food – and it’s super easy to make in the air
Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Meat Sauce
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 carrot, finely diced
- 1 celery stalk, finely diced
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup red wine
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp dry rosemary
- 1/4 tsp dry sage
- 1 tsp salt
- Heat oil in Dutch Oven. Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and sausage and cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Deglaze pan with wine and reduce. Add tomatoes, rosemary and sage and stir. Simmer for about 1 hour.