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A plate of spaghetti with a meat sauce that is very low in sodium

Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

  • Author: JasonN
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings


This delicious meat sauce for spaghetti is loaded with the flavors you love and only a fraction of the sodium of traditional spaghetti sauces.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 28oz can of no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 6oz can of no-salt added tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh oregano
  • 1 tbs fresh basil
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning (salt free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Add ground beef to a medium pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir and brown the meat until it’s about half done, then add the onions and garlic and continue to stir until meat is browned. (using lean ground beef there will be very little fat to drain. You can leave it in or drain if you wish)
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the pot and stir over medium heat until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve over cooked pasta.


Approximately 68mg Sodium per 1/2 cup serving

*This recipe and all the recipes on are meant to offer alternatives for individuals seeking low sodium recipes. These recipes DO NOT follow any specific medical guidelines for individual diet needs or specific sodium restrictions. Be sure to check with a medical professional regarding your individual sodium and dietary needs. 

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American