Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a true one-pot meal: meat, pasta, and veggies all cook together and, thanks to the super-skinny angel hair spaghetti, they cook together quickly. Plus, since you boil the pasta right in the sauce, the flavor soaks into every strand -- which is a good reason to use a great-tasting sauce.
- In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, sauté the beef until it is browning in places and no longer pink —3 or 4 minutes.
- Add the sauce and cook, stirring, for a minute or two, then stir in the salt, sugar, olive oil, water, pasta, and greens.
- Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil, then turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and simmer gently — stirring frequently so that the bottom doesn't scorch —for 10 or so minutes, until the pasta is tender.
- Serve with grated parmesan cheese.
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In Their Opinion:
- Good for Grownups
- Go-To Meal
- Kids Can Help
This recipe would be great to make ahead on busy nights when the kids have dance lessons and baseball practice. I would just reheat it and serve. Even if I didn't make it ahead of time, it is so quick and easy that it takes no time at all. This recipe was easy, tasty, kid friendly and I loved that I could make it in one pot!
[Dylan] liked it and enjoyed cutting up spinach and stirring the ingredients into the pot. Dylan: "It was delicious."
[Ella] finished it! The kids rarely finish what I give them, especially Ella who is the pickiest of them all. She usually will pick things out of the food. I was expecting her to separate the spinach from the dish, but she didn't. Ella: "Super, super so good, I loved it!"
Nicholas ate all of it and asked for more!