Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Hallie Burton
This spaghetti dish is ready in under 30 minutes, including prep and cook time, making it the perfect weeknight dinner option!
Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)


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8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 pound ground sirloin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Prep: 13 Minutes
Cook: 17 Minutes

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until soft.

2. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the ground sirloin, salt, and pepper; cook, breaking up the ground sirloin with a spoon, for 4-5 minutes or until ground sirloin is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley.

3. Serve pasta with the sauce, and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

Created date

February 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 486
Fat 14 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 7 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 65 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 7 mg
Sodium 628 mg
Calcium 168 mg