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Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe

Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe is one of those recipes that give me that great feeling of family every time I make it.

Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe

Meal time has always been important to me growing up. We always had dinner at the same time every night and Sunday dinner was always Supper around 2:00 pm. My mom wasn’t the best cook and she didn’t make any fancy meals, but it was the time we spent together. I want to pass that feeling down to my daughter.

Ragu Spaghetti Recipe Simmered In Tradition

Sundays we either had a pot roast or our family tradition spaghetti recipe and garlic bread, made with Ragu Sauce.

My mom would put some onions in the skillet and saute them for a few minutes and then add a little fresh garlic with the ground beef. Then once it had browned she would drain it and then add the Ragu Sauce and let it simmer for about 30 minutes and add some fresh basil to make the plate look pretty. Just a simple meal, but it had long lasting effects. When ever I think of her spaghetti, I can actually smell and taste it.




Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe
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Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe

Our Family Tradition Spaghetti Recipe is one of those recipes that give me that great feeling of family every time I make it.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 375kcal
Author Candi


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 - 2 lb of lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon of oil for pan
  • 1 jar Ragu Old World Traditional Sauce
  • 1 box Spaghetti Noodles
  • Garlic Bread


  • Saute the onions in some oil in a skillet, Add the ground beef and brown.
  • Drain and add Ragu Sauce and Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In the mean time boil water and cook noodles al dente.
  • Add Basil Leaves optional.
  • Bake garlic bread.


Serve with garlic bread and a side salad.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg
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Ragu was founded by a woman named Assunta Cantisano, who came to the US in 1914 from Naples. Later, during the depression, Assunta started selling her home-made tomato sauce to her neighbors, and pretty soon that turned into the company we know as Ragu #SimmeredinTradition.



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  1. I just made spaghetti this past weekend using Ragu. It was a perfect meal for the chilly day we had on Sunday. I miss using onions in my sauce {hubby hates them 😉 }!

  2. I love the way you talk about those dinners. So much love there. Your sauce looks very yummy. Also, I did not know the story behind Ragu. That’s really inspiring!

  3. Spaghetti is one of our favorite meals. I love making my own sauce, the smells simmering in the kitchen yummy!

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