Freezer Meals: Spaghetti Sauce

August 9th, 2011  |  Published in Cooking, Freezer Meals, Recipes  |  3 Comments

Just over a week until my due date! Our little girl is still happily wiggling away in there. The waiting is the hardest!

Here’s one of our favorite meals to freeze. It’s delicious, super easy to double, and a great way to use up all of the veggies in your fridge.

Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef


  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • assorted veggies (e.g. carrots, zucchini, squash. green pepper, etc.)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes if you’ve got ‘em!)
  • 1 26 oz jar of tomato sauce
  • 1.5 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dice veggies, simmer in a large pot with olive oil until softened.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  3. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt, pepper, and brown sugar, stirring well.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Enjoy with pasta.
  6. To freeze, store flat in freezer bags. Heat up in saucepan when ready to eat.

3 Responses

  1. Kerri says:

    August 11th, 2011 at 11:24 am (#)

    You’re having a girl? Wasn’t sure. The waiting is the pits! I cried in the middle of a department store when I was three days late with Isla. What a scene! Hang in there!

  2. Amber says:

    October 13th, 2011 at 8:28 pm (#)

    Annie these recipes are great! We are pumping out a lot of tomato sauce this month, and freezing is definitely my favorite way to store… and from the food quality webinar we saw (geek alert!) freezing maintains more of the nutrients. Yum yum, thanks for sharing!

  3. My Freezer :: Annie Get Your Glue Gun says:

    April 28th, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#)

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