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Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

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Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce
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Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce
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  • Makes: 8 Servings
Instead of opening a jar of sauce, try this easy spaghetti with meat sauce on a weeknight. Serve with steamed broccoli, garlic bread, and roasted pears for dessert. The recipe makes enough for 8 servings. If you’re serving only four for dinner, cook 8 ounces of spaghetti and freeze the leftover sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% or leaner)
  • 1 14-oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
 
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
 
3. Add onion, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to brown, 5-8 minutes.
 
4. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
 
5. Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes.
 
6. Increase heat to high. Stir in tomatoes and cook until thickened, 4-6 minutes.
 
7. Stir in parsley and salt. Serve the sauce over the pasta, sprinkled with cheese. 
 
Source:

EatingWell Magazine

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 serving
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 389
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 416 mg
Carbohydrates 53 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 134 mg
Iron 5 mg
Potassium 709 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 389
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 48 mg
Carbohydrates 53 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 28 g
Minerals
Calcium 134 mg
Potassium 709 mg
Sodium 416 mg
Copper 450 mcg
Iron 5 mg
Magnesium 76 mg
Phosphorus 304 mg
Selenium 52 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 105 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 38 mcg
Folate 26 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 66 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
3/4 cups
Grains
2 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods
1 1/2 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups