Welcome to What's KP Cooking? Here you can find recipes and cooking tips for healthy, easy to make food.

Login here to comment or Subscribe below to receive new recipes by email.

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

KP Meat Sauce

June 17, 2010

This meat sauce is featured in my Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce recipe, but it’s also delicious served over spaghetti noodles or any pasta you chose, really. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese and a tossed salad for a complete meal. Leftovers are great the next day, and this sauce freezes well too.

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. ground beef
2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes w/basil
2 (15 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
2 (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
3 heaping teaspoons basil pesto, prepared
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pinch granulated sugar
Garlic salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup heavy cream
Pasta noodles and freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving


  • In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add diced onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add ground beef and stirring frequently, cook until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Push cooked meat to one side of pot, and using a turkey baster, drain fat.
  • Return to heat and add in remaining ingredients (except cream).
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat.
  • Simmer 1 hour to marry flavors, stirring occasionally.
  • Add heavy cream and stir to combine.
  • Serve over pasta noodles of your choice and top with parmesan cheese, if ya like.
Print Friendly

Related Recipes

Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “ KP Meat Sauce ”

  1. Rachel on June 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    KP — I can’t wait to try this. It’s very similar to the recipe I use, but I’ve never thought to add pesto — what a great idea!

    • KP on June 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      It’s totally my “cheat” to add strong basil flavor. Hope you like it!

Leave a Comment

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

User Login