Food Recipes Spaghetti With Quick Meat Sauce 3.8 (194) 4 Reviews By Kate Merker Kate Merker Kate Merker is the chief food director at Hearst Magazines. She has over two decades of experience producing food content for print and digital publications, including Real Simple. Highlights: * At Real Simple, Kate worked her way up from editorial assistant to senior food editor * Served as food and nutrition director at Woman's Day for seven years * Joined Hearst Magazines as chief food director (2017) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Hallie Burton Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 ounces spaghetti (3/4 of a box) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ¾ pound ground beef ¾ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce) Directions Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the beef, salt, and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce slightly thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Serve the pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 647 Calories 18g Fat 86g Carbs 36g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 647 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 56mg 19% Sodium 826mg 36% Total Carbohydrate 86g 31% Total Sugars 4g Protein 36g Calcium 224mg 17% Iron 8mg 44% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.