RECIPE: Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

This is a quick, healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy. (adapted from Eating Well)
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 389 kcal


  • 1 lb whole wheat or gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Increase heat to high. Stir in tomatoes and cook until thickened, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in parsley and salt.
  • Serve the sauce over the pasta, sprinkled with cheese.


Protein: 27.2g; Carbs: 53.8; Fats: 9g
Keyword dinner, high protein, pasta, quick

Published by FitPRMomLife

Kerri Howell is FitPRMom, a working mom in public relations by day, a mom and partner always. A certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, she helps other busy women reach their health and fitness goals.

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