Photo by: Hallie Burton

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

This spaghetti dish is ready in under 30 minutes, including prep and cook time, making it the perfect weeknight dinner option!

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)


  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 none large onion, chopped
  • 2 none carrots, chopped
  • 2 none garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 pound ground sirloin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 none (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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 486none
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 65g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Sodium: 628mg
  • Calcium: 168mg

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Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce Recipe