Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

I can’t get enough Olive Garden.  I always leave that restaurant STUFFED!  Recently, I discovered the secret to their spaghetti sauce.  Now I can enjoy their Tuscan flavors at home.


2 pounds ground round
6 oz V-8 juice
2 Tablespoon Oil
1  jar Prego Spaghetti Sauce
1 Can stewed tomatoes, (14 ounces)
1 Envelope onion soup mix
1/2 c Grape jelly

Brown meat in oil until cooked. Crumble with fork, then drain.  Stir in tomatoes, V-9 juice, Prego, soup mix and grape jelly.  Cook, stirring often, 15 to 20 minutes or until jelly melts and sauce is piping hot.

Serve with your favorite pasta.   Don’t forget the bread sticks! 



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  3. Wow, grape jelly in spaghetti sauce. I wonder how you come up with these. It is always that secret ingredient that makes something stand out. Who knew, this one would be grape jelly. Too funny!

  4. am trying this recipe tonight, let you know.

  5. well i tried this recipe last night, and my family loved it, thank you, cant wait to try more of these wonderful recipes.

  6. How much sauce does this recipe yield? I’m thinking about four cups. Am I close?

  7. My grandkids love this, So do all of my friends.

  8. Went to olive garden last week, made this recipe last night. It didn’t taste anything like Olive Garden to us. Had to add wine, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, spices,………. Basically, too sweet. Sorry.

  9. Way to sweet. Not nearly like olive garden. guess i will have to go to restraunt for good sauce,

  10. The grape jelly seems to surprise many people. What the jelly does is mimic wine which is used in most Italian red sauces.

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