Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours


9 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
Friends will rave over it, too. Serve over pasta, and round out the meal with a simple salad and garlic bread. —Helen Rowe, Spring Lake, Michigan
Family-Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, beef, onion, celery and garlic in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato soup, mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Stir in sausage mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until flavors are blended. Serve with spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without spaghetti): 223 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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