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!
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
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
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
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
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.
Step 4: Cooking the Spaghetti
Make sure to stir every couple minutes to keep it from sticking.
Depending on your timing, you can either strain the spaghetti and set it aside, or you can put it right into the sauce.
Step 5: Serving Your Spaghetti
You can also put plain spaghetti on individual plates and spoon the sauce over top. Whatever works for you.
Top with cheese and enjoy!