Low Sodium Meat Sauce for Pasta Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium meat sauce for pasta is simple to make with no salt added tomatoes, garlic, onion, ground beef, and spices!  Slow simmered on the stove, this sauce is a great addition to your next pasta night.

An salt free pasta sauce bursting with flavor, perfect to pour over noodles, dip breadsticks into, or use as a hearty pizza sauce. The possibilities are endless with this easy no salt added meat pasta sauce. Serve with a side salad with low sodium vinaigrette and a thick slice of garlic bread from low salt bread.

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A low sodium meat sauce that actually tastes good!  Made with just a few simple ingredients this sauce is great over your favorite pasta. And even though it doesn’t have many ingredients, this sauce is absolutely bursting with flavor!  Between the onions, garlic, and herbs this sauce brings serious flavor.

Perfect when you want a hearty sauce that pairs well with rigatoni, ravioli, or great layered into a lasagna.  It’s high in protein, gluten-free, and packed with lots of veggies and good nutrients (you can read all about the health benefits of tomatoes here!).

This Low Sodium Meat Sauce for Pasta Recipe Is

  • Hearty
  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Garlicky
  • Simple
  • Versatile
  • High in Protein, Gluten Free, and SO Good!

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Make Meat Sauce Low Sodium for a Healthier Version

This low sodium meat sauce recipe is a simple meal to make without the salt. I’m all about making recipes low sodium when I can. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make healthier meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

When we say ‘low sodium’ we mean that overall this recipe does not add extra salt or sodium from preservatives. Only you and your doctor know the exact amount of sodium that you should consume, so be sure that you are aligned with a medical professional.  Also, our ingredients may differ from yours, so please double check all labels before consuming (especially canned tomatoes!) … and this recipe can be a great addition to your happy healthy life.

What’s In This Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce Recipe?

If you’re adding pepper, I’d recommend Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepperI use these really great tellicherry peppercorns, which I would definitely recommend grinding them yourself.

I sometimes add in mushrooms or fresh spinach to the sauce to pack some extra veggies in there. But most of the time its just the simple ingredients.

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How Do I Make This No Salt Added Meat Pasta Sauce Recipe?

  1. To a Dutch oven  or other heavy pot, add the ground beef and cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until the meat browns completely, and there is no pink left. Drain the meat, and set aside.
  2. To the Dutch oven (no need to wash after cooking the meat), add the olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic and onion over low heat. 5 to 6 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the meat back to the pot, along with the cans of tomatoes with the juice, the tomato paste, the balsamic vinegar, the vegetable stock, the Italian seasoning, and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low heat for 45 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and rich!
  4. Taste, and add more seasoning or garlic if desired. Serve the meat sauce hot with fresh pasta or use as a dipping sauce for salt-free garlic bread!

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Low Sodium Steak Recipe (No Salt Added)

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Low Sodium Meat Sauce for Pasta

This low sodium meat sauce for pasta is simple to make with no salt added tomatoes, ground beef, and spices!  Slow simmered on the stove, this sauce is a great addition to your next pasta night. A salt free pasta sauce bursting with flavor, perfect to pour over noodles, dip breadsticks into, or use as a hearty pizza sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course dinner, Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 175 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 14- ounce cans no salt added diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 6- ounce cans no salt added tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups no salt added vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • To a Dutch oven  or other heavy pot, add the ground beef and cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until the meat browns completely, and there is no pink left. Drain the meat, and set aside.
  • To the Dutch oven (no need to wash after cooking the meat), add the olive oil and begin by sautéing the garlic and onion over low heat. 5 to 6 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  • Add the meat back to the pot, along with the cans of tomatoes with the juice, the tomato paste, the balsamic vinegar, the vegetable stock, the Italian seasoning, and the basil. Stir until all ingredients are mixed and simmer in low heat for 45 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and rich!
  • Taste, and add more seasoning or garlic if desired. Serve the meat sauce hot with fresh pasta or use as a dipping sauce for salt-free garlic bread!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 394IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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