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Pasta with Meat Sauce

Pasta with Meat Sauce Recipe

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ to 1 pound ground beef, pork, or lamb
  • 1½ cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • ½ cup dry red wine or dry vermouth
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 12 ounces spirals or other short, cut pasta that normally cooks in 9 to 13 minutes
  • One can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree OR one can (28 ounces) plum tomatoes (with liquid), plus one can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan or romano cheese, plus more to pass at the table
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Pinch of sugar (optional)
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 691kcal (35%)
Total Fat 20g (30%)
Saturated Fat 7g (34%)
Cholesterol 63mg (21%)
Total Carbohydrate 88g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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