Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

This easy Italian meat sauce recipe is my probably my all-time favorite pasta sauce recipe! It’s an easy homemade meat sauce recipe that is hearty and flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight meal. Make this healthy meat sauce with ground turkey or ground beef, and let it cook nice and slow! It’s gluten-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant, and so yummy! Serve it over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for low carb, or gluten-free pasta!

Italian meat sauce recipe

Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

I LOVE Italian dishes. Especially a quick and delicious meat sauce! I often make my favorite Italian dishes into healthy versions that I love to dig into, weekly. This spaghetti meat sauce is delicious, always a hit and so versatile! Serve it over zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, the options are endless! I often make a big batch to have for the week, and I never get sick of it!

How do you make meat sauce
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How Do You Make Meat Sauce

Lexi's Meat Sauce

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:20 Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 large organic carrot stalks, chopped
  • 1 lb. organic grass-fed beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 15 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, more for garnish
  • Optional: Serve with fresh parmesan
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh Basil

Directions

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and peppers to saucepan. Let cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until onions are translucent and the carrots begin to soften.
  3. Add meat to saucepan and let cook until brown and no pink remains.
  4. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, spices, and 1 tablespoon fresh basil to the pan and mix well.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and remove from heat.
  6. In a large skillet, heat remaining tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in zucchini noodles and red pepper flakes and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
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Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad with Peach Dressing

Grilled Peach Crab Salad {low-carb, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Grilled Peach, Crab and Avocado Salad with Peach Dressing is Summer appetizer perfection! It’s such a great low-carb summer side to serve this season. It’s Paleo and gluten and dairy-free too

Grilled peach saladGrilled Peach Salad with Crab

The flavors on this Grilled Peach and Crab and Avocado Salad are so delicious! It’s light and the perfect summer time meal. It’s easy to throw together for a quick appetizer for a dinner party, or to serve as a light main dish.

This salad is grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and low-carb! That means this is the perfect allergy friendly salad for entertaining! If you need to leave out the crab for a seafood allergy, that’s totally fine. You can substitute in extra grilled peaches or avocado to make it heartier.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Peaches
  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Crab Meat
  • Honey
  • Lime Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and Pepper

Low fat grilled peach salad recipe

If you like this simple summer time dish, check out these others:

If you like this salad recipe, check out these others:

Grilled Peach, Avocado, and Crab Salad with Avocado & Peach Dressing

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:25 Serves 4

Ingredients

    Salad Ingredients

    • 1 cup organic arugula (or more depending on how many you are serving)
    • 1 Hass avocado, diced
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 peaches, pit removed, quartered, and grilled
    • 6 oz. lump crab meat

    Peach Dressing

    Directions

    Grease a grill or grill pan and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, until well caramelized.

    In a high speed blender, peach ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

    Place arugula, grilled peaches, and avocado on serving platter of choice. Top with crab meat and a drizzle of peach dressing! Serve with more dressing on the side.

    Recipe Notes

    • *Store leftover dressing in an air-tight container for up to one week.
    • **If using a high-speed blender, you do not need to peel the peaches for the dressing!
    • *** Substitute crab meat for grilled shrimp or protein of choice, if desired!
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    Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo

    This low carb Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo is my healthy Italian take on this spicy dish; and man is it good! Since I love Italian food, I love even more making heavy Italian dishes into light healthy hits.


    Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo

    Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo

    Prep Time  5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:00 Yields 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook garlic and onion until translucent. About 2-3 minutes.

    2. Add the diced tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, and dry white wine.

    3. Add in spices and let simmer until all of the wine cooks out. About 10-15 minutes.

    4. Add shrimp to pan and let simmer all together until shrimp is opaque and fully cooked through. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.

    5. In a small skillet, heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

    6. Add spiralized noodles to pan with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.

    7. Place the cooked spiralized noodles on desired serving dish and top with sauce. Serve warm.

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    Zucchini Linguine Fra Diavolo