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Chef Boyardee Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 people
Author: Amelia


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan + more for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • Add olive oil to a deep and wide skillet and heat overmedium-high flame. Add ground beef and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Continue cooking and start crumbling beef until thoroughly cooked, about 3 minutes. Then transfer the cooked beef to a large plate linedwith paper.
  • Reduce heat; add 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté onion for few minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, cooked beef, tomato paste, water,basil, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • After bringing to a light boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until onions are soft and tender. Inspect the thickness of the sauce andadd a little more water if you like thin sauce.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese until melted. Remove from heat. Garnish with parmesan and fresh parsley.
  • Serve the sauce with cooked spaghetti and enjoy!