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)

Recipe Time

Prep: 13 Minutes
Cook: 17 Minutes

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


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


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.