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A simple pasta recipe on a plate with cheese toast in on a platter behind the plate.

Classic Spaghetti With Meat Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti with meat sauce recipe is the answer to what's for dinner tonight. This recipe is quick and easy to make with pantry staples.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Dinner Ideas, Ground Beef Recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Meat Recipes, Pasta Dinner Ideas, Pasta Recipes, Spaghetti Recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 449 kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups Water
  • 16 Ounces Spaghetti I use thin noodles
  • 1 ½ Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ Cup Onion finely chopped, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic optional
  • 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms fresh, optional
  • 23 Ounces Pasta Sauce I used 2 jars

Instructions

Cooking The Pasta

  1. Add water into a large pot. Bring water to a full boil then add the spaghetti noodles into the boiling water. Cook for 8-9 minutes or until noodles are to desired tenderness. Drain water from the pasta using a pasta strainer. Place strained noodles back into the saucepan, by this time the meat sauce should be ready to add.

  2. While the pot of water is on to boil stat the ground beef. In a large frying pan add the ground beef. Season with black pepper, seasoning salt, and Italian Seasoning.

  3. Brown the meat for a bit and then add finely chopped onions, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms. Continue to cook until ground beef is fully cooked. Drain any fat drippings from the meat.

  4. Add pasta sauce into the ground beef, cook on medium-low until the sauce starts to bubble.

  5. Stir meat sauce into the saucepan with the spaghetti noodles, mix until all the ingredients are mixed together.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time may vary depending on which type of spaghetti noodles you use. 

I used the thinner spaghetti noodles so if thicker noodles are used the cooking time may vary. 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Spaghetti With Meat Sauce Recipe
Serving Size
 
8 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
449
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
60
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
790
mg
34
%
Potassium
 
640
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
48
g
16
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
359
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
51
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.