Super Easy Pasta Meat Sauce

Recently, I put the word out through the Facebook page to see what kind of recipes YOU would like to see more. Desserts, perhaps? Something decadent, maybe. Or more appetizers? I’m always a fan of more appetizers. Bite-sized ones, of course. But what seemed to win out was quick and easy dinners. Readers and friends requested some fast dinners that were not too complex. Things they could put together while, say, hanging out with their new baby. I’m at that age now where my friends are having babies left and right so I’m more than happy to oblige their request for dinners! Besides, dinners are my thang.

I debated about sharing this recipe, it’s almost that simple. Really, it’s just a traditional meat sauce that can be spooned on top of spaghetti. But with the addition of a few herbs and spices here and there, the sauce is amped up to a new level. Instead of being plain old meat sauce, it’s a sassy version of the classic. Bonus? It whips up in under 20 minutes. Hooray!

Super Easy Pasta Meat Sauce
Recipe type: dinner, quick and easy
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Serves: 4

A super flavorful version of classic meat sauce for pasta
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1½-24 ounce jars tomato-based pasta sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  1. Place ground beef in a sauce pan over medium high heat. As it heats up, stir the meat until it browns on all sides.
  2. Add in the sauce and stir well to combine.
  3. Add in the herbs and garlic powder and stir well.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and spoon over your favorite pasta.

6 thoughts on “Super Easy Pasta Meat Sauce

  1. Easy dinners are the best. As much as I love making more elaborate things, sometimes you just need something simple after a long day!

    • I too love the elaborate things but sometimes, there just isn’t time. :) And you’re totally right, simple after a long day is really best!

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