Pasta with (Good) Meat Sauce - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Pasta with (Good) Meat Sauce

Nov 25, 2023

Is there anything more comforting than tucking into to a saucy bowl of pasta?  This sauce comes together quickly with our favorite Spaghetti Seasoning, but tastes like it's been simmering all day.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 yellow onion, grated

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 seasoning packet of Good Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 pound short pasta

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and garlic, seasoning packet and tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes. 

  2. Add ground beef. Cook until browned through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add tomatoes, a pinch of salt and 1/4 can of water.

  4. Stir and simmer for about 20 minutes.

  5. While the sauce is simmering, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

  6. Toss the pasta with the sauce, thinning the sauce with cooking liquid as needed.

  7. Top with parmesan cheese and dig in.

Takes 30 minutes

Serves 4-6

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