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Simple and delicious, this spaghetti with hearty meat sauce will be sure to wow at the dinner table tonight.

Easy Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 3/4 lb spaghetti noodles


  1. In a 3 quart saucepan or dutch oven, add add the ground beef and minced garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until the ground beef is cooked through, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat. 

  2. Reduce heat to low and add the remaining ingredients (through garlic salt); stir to combine.

  3. Cover and simmer for at least 1 hour but anywhere up to 3 hours, stirring occasionally and seasoning with garlic salt to taste.

  4. Cook pasta according according to package directions. 

  5. Top with meat sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker. Follow the recipe as instructed but after browning the ground beef and garlic, add all the ingredients (through garlic salt) to the slow cooker. Set to LOW and cook for 4 hours. Cook pasta according to package directions and top with meat sauce.