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Melissa Gorga Shared Exactly How to Make Her "Jersey Style" Meat Sauce

"It's so easy," The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member said of her recipe.

By Abby Feiner
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Whether she's making pasta during a "Sunday Funday" or "the best pancakes in the world" for a weekend breakfast, it's clear that Melissa Gorga has enviable culinary skills. So when The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member gave a step-by-step guide to making her "easy" sauce recipe, we made sure to take note.

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"Making a little meat sauce today," Melissa said in an Instagram Story video. "I just put chopped meat in there first, I also put a little white wine." 

After putting onion and garlic in the pot, Melissa was then ready to add canned tomatoes. "I love Redpack," she said. "I always actually use the crushed [tomatoes] and I'll add in one [tomato] puree just to thicken it up a little bit." 

In her video, Melissa also showed the pasta she would be using for the meal, Colavita's large rigatoni. 

Melissa Gorga Sauce Recipe 1

For the final steps, "Parsley and basil both go in, mix it up in there," Melissa explained. "It's so easy...the last thing you add: salt and just a little oregano."

After bringing the sauce "to a little bit of a boil," Melissa said, "cover it, put it on low for like a half hour."

As she showed off the finished product, she described the sauce in a caption as "Jersey Style."

Last year, Joe Gorga raved about Melissa's cooking when she made him pasta in a homemade sauce. Showing off the meal in an Instagram photo at the time, Joe wrote: "My wifey does it all." 

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