Spaghetti with Low Sodium Meat Sauce

Speedy Spaghetti with Low Sodium Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Low Sodium Meat Sauce

Speedy Spaghetti with Low Sodium Meat Sauce

Tonia Bloom
Yes, you can make delicious spaghetti sauce in 30 minutes. Or, cook it in a slow cooker on low for 5 hours. Both are super easy pasta sauces that the whole family will love.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Diet Blue, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Servings 4
Cost $2.16 per serving
Sodium 152 mg

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces Whole Wheat Spaghetti
  • 1 pound 93% Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes Italian style
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans No Salt Added Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Fresh Parsley chopped for garnish

Instructions
 

Cook the Spaghetti:

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions without salt. Drain.

Make the Meat Sauce:

  • Brown ground beef and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat with lid ajar for 20 minutes. Stir as needed.

Plate and Serve:

  • Divide cooked pasta and sauce evenly between 4 bowls. Garnish with chopped parsley and shredded Parmesan Cheese if desired.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink. Place cooked beef and onion in a slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and sugar. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
    Stir in 1½ cups hot water to slow cooker. Break spaghetti* in half and add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Stir before serving.
    *Whole wheat spaghetti does not do well in a slow cooker. It tends to get too mushy. Use regular spaghetti. Or, better yet, use thick spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts
Speedy Spaghetti with Low Sodium Meat Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
424
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
65
mg
22
%
Sodium
 
152
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
53
g
20
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
33
g
66
%
Carb Count
 
4
25
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Beef Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Heart Healthy, High Fiber, Pasta and Pizza, Quick Dishes
Food Groups ***Meat = 3 servings, Grains = 2 servings, Vegetables = 2 servings
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was! Your comments and star ratings help me create recipes you will love.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Pinterest