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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

This is a super easy spaghetti with meat sauce that's great for any weeknight.
Categories Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Keyword spaghetti and meat sauce, spaghetti meat sauce, spaghetti with meat sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 530 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti noodles 1/2 box
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 90/10
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6-7 cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tsp died oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • optional: grated parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Fill a deep stock pot halfway with water and heat over high heat. Add 1 tsp. kosher salt and the spaghetti noodles once boiling. When al dente (almost tender), about 8-10 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to the oil. Break into crumbles and brown well. Once well-browned, remove the meat from the skillet and set aside in a bowl, reserving the drippings in the pan.
  3. Return heat to medium-high. Add onion and shallot and cook until onion begins to sweat. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until onion and mushrooms are tender.
  4. Return the ground beef to the skillet and stir to combine. Add the seasonings (oregano, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper) and the tomato sauce and stir to combine. If too thick, add 1/4 cup water to loosen. Once the mixture begins to simmer, reduce heat to medium and cover for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over spaghetti noodles and garnish with a sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.4g25%
Saturated Fat 5.2g26%
Cholesterol 73.7mg25%
Sodium 1244.4mg52%
Carbohydrates 62.6g21%
Fiber 6.9g28%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 34.4g69%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 28.9mg35%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.