Easy Creamy Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti with creamy meat sauce
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
327 Calories
17g Fat
6g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 327
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 35g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this favorite recipe for creamy spaghetti sauce, with a secret ingredient added. Take that jar of storebought spaghetti sauce, and make it your own by tweaking it with just a few ingredients. Then cook this simple spaghetti sauce on the stovetop. It's that easy! Your family will think you've toiled over a stove making spaghetti sauce from scratch. 

The best part? This recipe is a base that is open to variations. Add anything else you love in spaghetti sauce, such as peppers, onions, celery, extra spices, and more.

Serve it over spaghetti noodles, use it in baked ziti or lasagna—the possibilities are endless.

Add some crusty homemade Italian bread and a tossed salad, and you've got a full-fledged meal for all to enjoy.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (1 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup (or cream of celery, chicken, etc.)
  • 1 jar or can (approximately 26 ounces) of prepared spaghetti sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the ground beef and brown.

  3. Once the beef is no longer pink, add the sauce and soup; stir well and simmer for about 1 hour. The time is not too critical. It just needs to be bubbling for a bit to blend flavors. Season with salt and pepper.


  • If you get a little too eager with your additions and the sauce becomes too spicy, just add a little bit of sugar or honey to help sweeten it up.

Recipe Variation

Oh, the variations you can do to jazz up a jar of storebought spaghetti sauce! Here are just a few suggestions.

  • Add in some chopped-up green, yellow or red peppers.
  • Throw in some oregano, Italian seasoning, rosemary, or basil for additional flavor.
  • Finely chop up 1 small onion and stir into the sauce.
  • Mince up 1 to two cloves of garlic, depending on your taste, and put into the sauce.
  • Add in some red pepper flakes for a little bit of a kick.
  • Chop up some black olives and stir them in.

How to Use Creamy Spaghetti Sauce

There are so many different dishes you can make or use this sauce for that this is just the beginning of suggestions; the rest is up to your imagination.

  • Use in your favorite dishes from spaghetti to lasagna, or eggplant parmesan to chicken parmesan.