Mama’s Meat Sauce

On busy days, I sometimes just feel like a good and simple homecooked meal.  With my mom visiting recently, she made my new house’s kitchen a real home by cooking good old fashioned meat sauce over pasta.  I love the veggies in it!

Mama’s Meat Sauce



  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  3. 1 onion, sliced 
  4. 2 celery stalks, diced 
  5. 1 lb. ground turkey (or ground chicken or ground beef)
  6. 1 cup red wine
  7. 1 28oz. can diced tomatoes, drained, or tomato sauce
  8. 1 tablespoon tomato paste 
  9. 1/2 cup soy milk or soy creamer
  10. 4 or 5 chopped basil leaves or 2 tsp. dried basil
  11. generous pinch of red pepper flakes
  12. salt/pepper to taste
  13. 1/2 cup pasta water from cooked pasta
  14. 1 lb. corn pasta of choice, cooked al dente


  1. In large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  
  2. Add onion slices and cook until they soften, about 5 minutes.  
  3. Add carrot and celery and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.  
  4. Add ground turkey and cook until meat is no longer pink.  
  5. Add wine and cook until wine is evaporated.  
  6. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, red pepper flakes and salt/pepper.  
  7. Add soy milk and cook until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.  
  8. Add pasta water if needed to thin sauce.  
  9. Serve over cooked pasta.  

Happy Allergy Free Eating!


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