Spaghetti is one of those no-fail meals in our house. All our kids like it. We like it. It’s hearty comfort food that is sure to please. That’s why I always keep the best ever freezer meal spaghetti sauce stocked at all times.
This recipe makes one to two bags of sauce, but I always double or triple it so that I can have a lot of these in the freezer for easy weekday meals.
My neighbour Christie who makes freezer meals with me didn’t understand why I would want to make spaghetti sauce as a freezer meal. In her mind, spaghetti was easy enough to make by just opening a jar of store-bought sauce. That was before she tried this recipe!
The first time that I insisted we add this to the freezer meals we were making, she went along with it only to appease me, but now, it’s on the list every single time because their family loves it as much as we do!
Best Ever Freezer Spaghetti Sauce:
1 1/2 lbs. browned ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2x 14 oz. can tomato sauce
5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1 bay leaf
2 Tbsp. parsley
1 tsp. melted honey or sugar
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. salt
Before assembling this freezer meal, brown the ground beef in a skillet until no longer pink, breaking into small pieces as it cooks. Chop the onion and green pepper. Mince the garlic.
To assemble this freezer meal, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and pour into a large resealable freezer bag or put all the ingredients directly into the bag and then squish together. Remove the excess air, seal and freeze.
On the day of cooking, take the bag of spaghetti sauce out of the freezer and thaw. Heat in a large pot on stovetop over medium until desired heat is achieved or cook in the crock pot on low for 2-4 hours. Serve over spaghetti noodles or gluten free noodles, cooked according to package directions.
If you want to make this taste even better, top with crushed chili flakes and grated parmesan or asiago cheese. Yum!
This recipe is included in our Family Favourites Freezer Meal plan which also includes printable shopping lists and labels along with other delicious recipes.
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