This meal is perfect for a busy day. It came together in 16 minutes and we all enjoyed it, even our five year-old wanted seconds. For a quick dinner, it's perfect.
Linguine with Easy Meat Sauce
TheMomChef Posted: 10/03/11
snoopka Posted: 09/19/11
Quick, tasty....the family enjoyed it. Served with garlic bread and a salad.
misangeles6 Posted: 09/26/11
This recipe was very ... safe. Used dried pasta instead of fresh and basil instead of parsley (hoping for more flavor). Very quick for a weeknight meal, but the flavors were flat. You kept waiting for extra flavors to hit you, and they didn't. Every bite with basil was great, but non-basil bites were mediocre.
gchang55 Posted: 10/09/11
solid weekday dinner - good sauce, added more parmesan and some garlic salt.
jennitc Posted: 09/22/11
Substituted 1 lb diced fresh tomatoes. Had to cook covered for a few minutes longer so the tomatoes would release their juices, and added a splash of pasta water. Also used 1 lb dried pasta. Topped with a little parmesean and it was delicious!
BrendaLRGale Posted: 02/23/12
This was tasty and easy! I sub'd ground turkey breast for the beef and left out the parsley. Eight pts!
Ellefrancelle Posted: 04/20/12
Delicious & light in calories! The only suggestion I would give as my personal preference is to please be more specific when providing the yield serving.;) i.e.: 1 cup or 1/2 cup of pasta to 1 cup to 1/2 of cup of sauce,etc. Especially for all of us counting exact calories!;) Otherwise scrumptious!;) <3
crimegirl Posted: 04/19/12
this was a great quick weeknight meal. You need to make a couple of changes to make it more flavorful. First, i used 2/3 lb of meat and 2/3 cup onion, and 1 extra can of tomatoes so we would have leftovers for the next day. Then, I added a little more garlic, I doubled the oregano and also added dried thyme and basil as well. I then melted a little bit of fresh grated parmesan into the sauce, which gives it a nice smoky flavor and helps the texture of the sauce. I also used 4 tbsp of tomato paste instead of 3 and we used dried whole grain linguine. Sprinkle with lots of fresh basil (it's a must) and some more fresh grated parm and this was awesome. It feels great not having to rely on bottled pasta sauce for a change!
socialkombat1 Posted: 02/12/13
I like this recipe a lot. It's very easy. Mu husband is picky when it comes to tomatoes, so I've subbed the diced tomatoes for crushed and it's still really, really good. I usually add some basil or italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.
clbear96 Posted: 01/27/13
This was VERY good, but felt it was missing something. It took some time, but we finally figured it out! BASIL! It needs basil and maybe a little more salt. I used shrimp instead of ground beef and also added a little Italian seasoning because I love Italian seasoning! Will be making frequently!
TheAspiringChef Posted: 08/04/14
Super quick, simple recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. I like a "saucy" sauce so next time will try adding tomato sauce in addition to the diced tomatoes or try crushed tomatoes as others have recommended.
melendbm Posted: 09/01/13
This has become our weekly spagetti recipe instead of using Prego out of the can. Our kids really love it. We use crushed tomatoes in place of diced. We add 2 Tablespoons of sugar (a must!) and 1/8 cup of red wine. We also substitute Italian Seasonings for the Oregano. It is quicker and cheaper than the store-bought sauces and it tastes better.