Weight Watchers Spaghetti With Meat Sauce 5 Points

Total Time
35mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
15 mins

This robust, satisfying sauce is wonderful on whole-wheat pasta. It's also fabulous spooned over a baked potato, couscous or barley. Add a delicious Parmesan-infused crumb topping to spaghetti recipes: Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a small nonstick skillet. Add 1/3 cup of coarse whole-wheat bread crumbs. Cook on high heat for 1 minute, shaking skillet constantly, until crumbs are aromatic and slightly browned. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese and shake well to coat. Remove from heat and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of crumbs over each dish just before serving. (Adds 1 POINTS value per serving.)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, carrot and garlic.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef to skillet.
  5. Cook, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in tomatoes and puree, salt, red pepper flakes and basil; bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend and for sauce to thicken slightly; spoon sauce over spaghetti.
  8. Yields about 1/2 cup of spaghetti and 2/3 cup of sauce per serving. (Note: Refrigerate extra sauce for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.).
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4 5

I followed the recipe exactly and really enjoyed it. Was a little nervous about adding the carrots but found it to be rather nice. While wheat spaghetti is not my favorite either - if not overcooked it's OK and we all know much healther. As I'm alone most of the time, I divided this into 1 serving portions and froze so I can take out whenever I need a quick dinner - and only 5 points. Thanks helluvawoman for a very nice recipe that was easy to put together.

4 5

This is a great sauce. Nice, simple with really clean flavors. I didn't change a thing. I did, however add a little parmesan cheese to the top.