My savory homemade ground pork pasta sauce is perfect for a family meal idea! It has everything you need: tons of flavor, garlic, and other delicious seasonings, and it tastes amazing over pasta or zucchini zoodles. Make it in under 30 minutes, and will taste even better on day two!

Stirring ground pork pasta sauce into spaghetti.

It can be difficult to talk your kids into eating more vegetables. But I highly recommend having your kids try this sauce over zucchini noodles; one of the Fearless Dining kids will eat it and be happy about it!

The whole family will be begging you to make this for dinner! Every scrumptious bite of this pork tomato sauce will leave you yearning for the next. You will want to check out all of my best ground pork recipes.

While this tasty homemade pork pasta sauce is cooking, you should look at my tips for making sure your gluten free pasta doesn’t turn out mushy! Al dente pasta is the best!

Why this ground pork sauce is so good:

  1. My homemade ground pork pasta sauce recipe is full of flavor.
  2. It cooks quickly and freezes well. If you have been looking for a new pasta sauce recipe, you really need to try this sauce!
  3. This pork tomato sauce improves as it cooks because when you simmer it slowly, the flavors seem to blend together much better. It has all the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce!

This simple pork pasta sauce recipe can also be used in my Gluten Free Ziti Casserole recipe. Are you ready to give this family-friendly dinner recipe a try? Dip these crusty gluten free breadsticks in the sauce…it is oh-so good!

Delicious! Came together quickly. The ground pork worked great with this recipe.”

Patty Z., Pinterest comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade pork pasta sauce recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, and oat-free. You can also make it dairy-free using dairy-free parmesan. VioLife makes a great-tasting dairy-free parmesan.

A plate full of zucchini noodles topped with the pork pasta sauce.
Photos of the ground pork pasta sauce ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Tomato Sauce – I like to use unsalted tomato sauce.
  • Ground Pork – I love the flavor of ground pork, but you can also use ground beef, turkey, or chicken.
  • Fresh or dried seasonings and herbs for flavor.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Ground pork cooking in a skillet.

Step 1: Brown your ground pork with the onion and finely chopped spices in a large pan.

A pan full of simmering pasta sauce.

Step 2: Add in the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, cover, and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Optional: if you like a little spice, add a few red pepper flakes to the sauce!

Serve this pork spaghetti sauce on top of gluten free pasta or zucchini noodles. Because every brand of gluten free pasta has different cooking directions, I will not say how long to boil your pasta.

If you want zucchini noodles, you can use a spiralizer to make curly zucchini noodles, or you can buy pre-spiralized noodles at many grocery stores.

This pork pasta sauce is basic, but you can jazz it with veggies! One fantastic thing about it is that you can add extra veggies for more nutrition and flavor. Here are some other ideas to try out:

  • Mushrooms
  • Yellow squash or zucchini
  • Broccoli
The top view of a plate of zucchini noodles topped with sauce.

Try this pasta sauce on my homemade gluten free ravioli!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does pasta sauce last?

You can save leftover meat pasta sauce in the fridge for 4-5 days if you keep them in an airtight container. You can reheat via a stovetop or microwave.

How do you make pasta sauce?

You can make this pasta sauce with a few ingredients and about 20 minutes! Just follow along with the recipe, and you can enjoy a tasty homemade pasta sauce.

Can you use other ground meats?

My sauce recipe can be made with any ground meat. Ground turkey or chicken will make it low-fat.

Dip this delicious gluten free flatbread into the sauce!

A photo of a souper cube freezer.

How to freeze pasta sauce:

I often freeze pasta sauce. I love to use this Souper Cubes product above to freeze this pasta sauce in easy-to-use portions.

Serve this quick and easy pork pasta recipe with my Kale and Apple Salad.

A fork holding up zucchini noodles and ground pork pasta sauce.

More gluten free pork recipes to try:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know it’s delicious. Thank you!

A plate full of zucchini noodles topped with the pork pasta sauce.

Ground Pork Pasta Sauce

Sandi Gaertner
A hearty, homemade ground pork pasta sauce your whole family will love.
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free Pizza and Pasta Recipes, Gluten Free Sauces and Marinades, Meal Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound raw ground pork * see note
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes unsalted
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light oil
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • optional crushed red peppers

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, add the oil and onion and cook until the onions become translucent about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the raw ground pork and spices.
  • Cook on medium heat, breaking up the pork into pieces until the pork is browned.
  • Add in the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve over gluten free pasta or zucchini zoodles.

Notes

  1. You can use any ground meat in this recipe if you can’t find ground pork.
  2. These tips for cooking gluten free pasta help you avoid mushy pasta.
  3. This pasta sauce will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 15gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 597mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
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20 Comments

  1. Would love to make this recipe but it would be helpful in know what size cans you are using for the tomatoes and tomato sauce.

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you! I made this last night and it was delicious! Will definitely be sharing this recipe.

  2. I bet this sauce tastes amazing over some zoodles! I love a little extra sauce and it’s better that I can toss the store-bought junk.

  3. This sauce sounds fantastic! I love that you have used ground pork instead of ground beef. Pork is much easier to find these days.