All the Stuff I’ve Thrown into my Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is my go-to meal. I open the cupboards and literally unload every unused vegetable – with generally great results. I thought I might share some of the strange things that I’ve thrown into a pot of spaghetti sauce.

Every sauce starts the same – ground meat (beef, pork, or turkey), diced tomatoes (canned or fresh), chopped onion, and lots of spices. Then things get a little creative.

Tonight: tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, frozen spinach, and left-over frozen veggies


In the past I’ve tried:

  • Frozen vegetables – literally any kind – spaghetti ones are the best, but tonight I used the remains of a package of beans/carrotts/broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • peppers
  • chopped cabbage
  • spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • beans – I’ve tried black beans and chick peas
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • corn
  • beet greens
  • hot peppers

Don’t ask how I left hot peppers to last – considering these are my favourite addition to the sauce!  Most spaghetti dishes will require a tall glass of milk to balance out my over-spicing, but I can’t help myself.


What is your favourite spaghetti addition?


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