Savory and delicious ground pork pasta sauce is the perfect pasta sauce 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.
The whole family will be begging you to make this for dinner! Every scrumptious bite will leave your yearning for the next. You will want to check out all of my best ground pork recipes.
I know that sometimes 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! (Of course, my picky one won't touch anything with tomato, but that is a separate issue :-).)
Just having one kid who loves this ground pork spaghetti sauce is a huge win! I think it’s because when you simmer it slowly, the flavors all seem to blend together so much better. It has all of the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce!!
When you aren’t busy making this tasty homemade pork pasta sauce recipe, you should take a look at my tips for making sure your gluten free pasta doesn't turn out mushy!
You can also use this simple pork pasta sauce recipe in my Gluten Free Ziti Casserole recipe. Are you ready to give this family-friendly dinner recipe a try?
- Tomato sauce
- Diced tomatoes
- Ground pork
In a large pan, brown your ground pork with the onion and finely chopped spices.
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 am not going to 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.
Is ground pork healthy?
Our family loves to use ground pork in many recipes. Ground pork isn't as low fat as ground turkey or chicken, but it adds so much rich flavor to recipes. Ground pork is high in protein and has many nutrients
This pork pasta sauce is pretty basic but you can jazz it up with veggies! One fantastic thing about it is that you can actually add extra veggies to add more nutrition and flavor. Here are some other ideas to try out:
- Yellow squash or zucchini
How long does pasta sauce last?
You can save leftover meat pasta sauce for 4-5 days in the fridge if you keep them in an airtight container. You can reheat via a stovetop or microwave.
Can you freeze pasta sauce?
I often freeze pasta sauce. I love to use the super souper product above for freezing pasta sauce in easy to use portions.
Looking for more gluten free ground pork dinner ideas? Here are some recipes I think you are going to love.
- 1 pound raw ground pork
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon light oil
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- optional crushed red peppers
- 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.
You can use any ground meat in this recipe if you can't find ground pork. Please see tips for cooking gluten free pasta in the post above to read how to cook gluten free pasta al dente.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1284mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 17g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.