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It's really easy to make spaghetti at home! Using jarred tomato sauce means you can have dinner on the table in under a half hour, too. Keep on reading to find out how to make a basic spaghetti with meat sauce!

 
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Step 1: Get your supplies

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Before you can start making your spaghetti you will need to first get the proper supplies and materials. To make this spaghetti you will need:

  • a box of spaghetti
  • a jar of marinara sauce
  • 1-2 pounds of ground beef or Italian sausage
  • two large pots, one for boiling the pasta and the other for making the sauce
  • serving untensils
  • salt
  • water

You can use as much meat as you want, really - but anywhere from 1-2 pounds per large jar of sauce should work out best. I tend to use 1 pound of meat nearly every time.

Step 2: Cooking the meat + get the water boiling

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Before you start, fill up a large pot with water and add a handful of salt. Put it on the stove and turn it to high so it'll start boiling!

Next you will need to cook the of meat. Take all of the meat out of its container and set it all in a large pan, then put the pan on the stove and set the stove to medium.

After that you will need to break the meat into smaller pieces. When the meat is in small pieces you will then need to start flipping the meat and make sure it gets brown all-around and cooked thoroughly. The cooking should take approximately 10-15 minutes. When all of the meat is brown and cooked you can add in the sauce.

Step 3: Mixing in the sauce

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Next you will need to mix your marinara sauce with your cooked meat. Take your jar of marinara sauce and pour all of it on the cooked meat and then stir it all around until it is all blended together. Then turn the heat down to low and let it simmer while you cook the pasta.

jmajeremy1 year ago

For pasta that sticks less, I recommend putting the noodles in the warm water before it even boils. This washes off some of the starch.

You don't necessarily need to break the noodles in half if you'd prefer long noodles!

Finally, once the noodles are ready, you can put them through a strainer over the sink to get rid of water, then put them back on the stove at very low heat to keep them warm.