Spaghetti and Meat Sauce – the ultimate comfort food! This version is AIP, paleo and nightshade free made with nomato sauce and cassava flour pasta.
Growing up, spaghetti and meat sauce was one of my most favorite dinners. Today, this meal remains one that can bring me comfort after a long day. This AIP version is nightshade free and made using a nomato sauce that is rich and perfectly acidic. It’s made from a tried and tested combination of veggies and herbs that perfectly mimic the taste of tomatoes without tasting too sweet and earthy from the beets. You won’t even miss the tomatoes!
This dish comes together in no time if you have your nomato sauce on hand. I like to make a batch and keep some in the freezer to have whenever I need it for recipes such as this or AIP Sweet Potato Lasagna
Here’s what you’ll need for this AIP Spaghetti and Meat Sauce recipe:
- Nomato Sauce – this is where all the flavor comes from. My classic nomato sauce recipe includes butternut squash, beets, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, dried herbs, red wine vinegar and honey. You’ll want to have this ready to go before you start making this meat sauce.
- Ground beef
- Dried thyme, basil and oregano (feel free to sub fresh herbs if you have them for even more flavor)
- Onion powder and garlic powder
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
AIP Spaghetti and Meat Sauce FAQs
Can you freeze this meat sauce?
Yes, this meat sauce is great to batch cook and freeze in individual portions for lunch or dinner.
What can I substitute for the spaghetti?
If you’re unable to tolerate cassava flour pasta but you can feel free to substitute this with any vegetable noodles (e.g. spiralized zucchini, butternut squash, or sweet potatoes). You can also try my AIP hand-rolled pasta.
Can I use a different protein?
You can try this dish with ground turkey and add mushrooms to bulk it up.
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