Spaghetti With Quick Meat Sauce


This flavorful spaghetti sauce includes several healthy veggies, too.

Spaghetti With Quick Meat Sauce
Photo: Hallie Burton
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves


  • 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)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce slightly thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley.

  5. Serve the pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

647 Calories
18g Fat
86g Carbs
36g Protein
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.

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