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Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe for Two

Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce

This easy Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce takes just a few minutes of prep and then a slow simmer on the stove for a beef packed classic Italian spaghetti. 

This sauce from scratch is easy to make and super delicious, so much better than store bought. This dish makes a great lunch, dinner or impressive date night meal for two. Serve it with a fresh side salad and some garlic bread or bread sticks.

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To read more about the history and how it’s made check out this article about spaghetti.

How to make Spaghetti with homemade Meat Sauce:

Cut the onion into small pieces.

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In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and onion. Click for a medium saucepan.

Cook and stir until the ground beef is brown and the onions are translucent and tender.

ground beef and diced onion cooking in a pan

Drain the grease and return the ground beef and onions to the sauce pan.

Stir into the pan the garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water.

garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water added to ground beef in sauce pan

Sprinkle in the oregano, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

seasonings added to meat sauce in pan

Slow simmer the spaghetti sauce for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Near the end of the sauce cooking time, prepare the spaghetti pasta according to the package directions.

spaghetti pasta cooking in a pan

Drain the spaghetti pasta, divide it between 2 plates, and top with the homemade meat sauce.

Garnish with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe for Two

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Yield: 2 servings

Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Homemade Meat Sauce

This easy Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce takes just a few minutes of prep and then a slow simmer on the stove for a beef packed classic Italian spaghetti.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste (about 2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley , (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese , (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 oz spaghetti (uncooked)

Instructions

  1. Dice onion.
  2. Combine ground beef and onion in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Click here for a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook and stir until meat is brown and onions are tender.
  4. Drain grease and return beef and onions to pan.
  5. Stir garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water into pan.
  6. Sprinkle in oregano, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  7. Simmer spaghetti sauce 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Near the end of sauce cooking time, prepare spaghetti pasta according to package directions.
  9. Drain spaghetti pasta, divide between 2 plates, and top with homemade meat sauce.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 594 Saturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 84mg Sodium: 1329mg Carbohydrates: 58g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Protein: 32g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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