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Spaghetti With Meat Sauce and Mozzarella

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce and Mozzarella
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 5 to 7 minutes more (add up to ¼ cup water if the pan is dry).
  5. Add the beef mixture, bocconcini, and basil to the pasta and toss to combine.
By May, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 677
  • Fat 24g
  • Sat Fat 10g
  • Cholesterol 84mg
  • Sodium 606mg
  • Protein 38g
  • Carbohydrate 78g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Calcium 302mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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