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Italian Meatball Sauce Recipes

Tantalizing Recipes to Make Authentic Italian Meatball Sauce

Making authentic Italian meatball sauce is very easy. Given in this article are 5 recipes that you will find helpful.
Amruta Deshpande
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2017
Pastas and pizzas have gained immense popularity and are enjoyed by people of all ages. Italian meatball recipes are tried and modified with local flavors in different parts of the world. Meatball and spaghetti, which is an American edition, is the most favored combination these days. But the dish is incomplete without the tangy mouth-watering sauce.
Yummy Meatball Sauce Recipes
Recipe 1
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 slices lemon peel
  • ¼ grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
In a saucepan, sauté onions, carrots, and garlic in olive oil until slightly brown. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and parsley and stir well. Now add wine and Italian seasoning along with nutmeg and lemon peel. Add salt and pepper and let it simmer for about 45 minutes on low heat. Remove the lemon peel and serve the sauce over meatballs.
Recipe 2
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Blend basil leaves, pine nuts, and garlic together. Add Parmesan cheese and process till a smooth paste is formed. Now slowly pour olive oil in the mixture and blend until emulsified. Your sauce is ready. Refrigerate the sauce until ready to serve.
Recipe 3
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
Take olive oil in a saucepan and add to it mushrooms, onions, celery, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Now add tomato sauce, salt, oregano, paprika, ground pepper, and basil. Bring it to a boil, cover it, and let it simmer for about 1 hour. The yummy sauce is ready to be poured on the meat balls.
Recipe 4
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Romano cheese, grated
  • Salt
Melt butter in a saucepan and add the heavy cream to it. Cook on a medium flame, stirring constantly. Add nutmeg, salt, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, and stir well. When the cheese melts, mix in the egg yolk. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes over low heat.
You can make them before time and serve whenever needed. You can always alter the spice and flavors depending on how you want it.
Meatballs with mushroom sauce
Meatballs with egg yolk sauce