Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

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Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
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Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

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.

What you'll need

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar Pasta Sauce, (26 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, (or half as much table salt)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 pound Angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
  • 2 cups baby spinach or chopped kale
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to make it

  1. 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.

  2. Add the sauce and cook, stirring, for a minute or two, then stir in the salt, sugar, olive oil, water, pasta, and greens.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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