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🍝 Here's an offer you can't refuse: The Godfather Spaghetti Sauce

🍝 Here's an offer you can't refuse: The Godfather Spaghetti Sauce

“Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday.
— Clemenza in 'The Godfather'

We have an offer you can't refuse! The meatballs we made on Wednesday are a success if you eat them with the Godfather's Spaghetti Sauce!

We didn't add the wine, but we sure made enough to feed a lot of people! I am ashamed to admit that I had never seen The Godfather before. Those movies about gangsters and mafias didn't really tickle my fancy. But as I grow older, I have learned to like many things that I didn't when I was young, many of them are acquired tastes, like whiskey and Pink Floyd.

So given that The Godfather is deemed one of the greatest movies of all times, I had to watch it, and found this hidden gem of a recipe. This movie is so good that, according to Wikipedia, it was selected for preservation as it is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"

The recipe "belongs" to Clemenza, one of Vito Corleone's oldest friends; he is introduced at the very beginning of the novel (yes, you can read it too!) as an old man who dances like a teenager.


Recipe - The Godfather Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients (8 servings):

  • 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • 1 garlic clove.
  • 2 cans of Italian tomatoes.
  • 1 can (20grams) tomato paste.
  • 4 sausages.
  • Meatballs (you can use our recipe)
  • Sugar to taste


  • Cut the sausages into small pieces and sautée over medium heat. Reserve.
  • In a large pan, always over medium heat, cook the garlic.
  • Add the 2 cans of tomatoes and the tomato paste. Stir until a smooth consistency is reached.
  • Add the sausages and the meatballs.
  • Reduce heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally and serve over pasta.

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