Egyptian-style Spaghetti Sauce

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Recipe: #40703

May 23, 2023

"A classic comfort food with a Middle Eastern flair. Parmesan goes well on top of the sauce."

Original is 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.7 g)
  • Calories 390.6
  • Total Fat - 25.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 115.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 31.1 g
  • Calcium - 41.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.

Step 3

Add the ground beef or lamb to the pan and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula.

Step 4

Once the meat is browned, add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste to the pan. Stir to combine.

Step 5

Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper to the sauce. Mix well to evenly distribute the spices.

Step 6

Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Step 7

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Add more salt, pepper, or spices as desired.

Step 8

While the sauce simmers, cook the spaghetti or pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 9

Serve the Egyptian spaghetti sauce over the cooked spaghetti or pasta.

Step 10

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro for added freshness and flavor.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews

dienia b

This was so good ,I adore cinnamon in spaghetti sauce easy to do


review by:
(17 Jun 2023)


This is so good. I used the lamb option, which worked perfectly with the spices in this. I did add a little more cumin than called for. Served over farfalle (bowtie pasta).


review by:
(1 Jun 2023)

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