Homemade spaghetti with meat sauce made with carrot, celery, and San Marzano tomatoes! This delicious meal is perfect for the family or enjoy a potluck style meal for a crowd.
Spaghetti With Meat Sauce
It’s almost Mother’s Day! The perfect time of year to show your appreciation to those nurturing ladies in your life.
I look forward to spoiling my mom with some extra love to remind her how much she means to me.
I’ve come up with an idea for a gift, but she just might be reading this so I won’t spill the beans here.
As I think of the influence and guidance my mother has given me, I can’t help but think of so many other women that have also touched my life.
Like my aunts who were always available for encouragement during my young growing years.
The neighborhood mommies that I could rely on to help with carpooling duties when I needed a hand with my own kids.
Even the ladies that I work with at my job have taken on a unique roll of support!
I’ve worked in the same office for the past ten years, and while there have been some personnel changes, there is a core group of women that have been able to rely on each other year after year.
We understand the stress and pressure that woking outside of the house can bring to moms, so we step in and offer assistance whenever it’s needed, just like you do for family!
There have been numerous occasions when a deadline or conflict with work assignments are eased by a co-worker so that no mom misses their children’s cheerleading try-outs, baseball game, and school play or bake sale!
Bonding With Good Food
One way I show my appreciation to these ladies is by bringing in homemade goodies into the office.
Nothing bonds people together or expresses love more than being treated to a cooked meal!
Instead of preparing a sweet treat like I often do, I’m going to celebrate Mother’s Day with these fabulous hard working friends by serving lunch!
This filling, family-style spaghetti with meat sauce meal is made with fresh ingredients like onion, celery, carrots and San Marzano tomatoes, which adds substance and flavor to the sauce.
I’ll be able to cook the pasta and sauce ahead of time, toss it all together and keep warm in a slow cooker until serving time .
The women that I work with are all in different stages in their lives.
Some are moms of young children, other are grandmothers or single mamas taking on all duties of a caretaker, and several of the ladies don’t have children.
Instead, they’re automatically assigned to be an auntie to all of the kids!!
Regardless of the role each of us hold, we are a supportive family, and families gather during times of celebration with a feast!
I’m honored to be a part of this community and can’t wait to show my appreciation with this tasty Mother’s Day lunch!
How will you be spending your day on May 10th?
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Delicious homemade meat sauce made with vegetables topped on spaghetti noodles.
- 1 box Spaghetti
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small carrot, chopped
- 1 stem celery, chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup white wine (optional)
- 1 28-ounce can San Marzano Tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano, shaved
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 19g
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Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
I love all the veggies in it! Not only added nutrition, but I’m sure it adds a lot of flavor!
That looks so delicious. I love seeing pasta recipes all year round.
Just stumbled upon your site and I’m very glad I did.
You have a beautiful blog and these spaghetti with meat sauce look and sound stunning.
I can seriously eat this dish almost everyday as it looks so delicious!
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
I am a fan of Barilla too. Especially the ones that cook in 3 mins for the kiddoes.
Thanks, joy! The veggies are definitely a bonus 🙂
My husband always wants spaghetti for his birthday meal. He loves it too!
Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
I love Barilla products and your dish looks so yummy and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!
Super easy to make, Linda! Perfect meal for during the week 🙂
that made me hungry. I also like adding veggies to my meat sauce. My kids are not veggie fans, but added in a spaghetti sauce, they eat.
The veggies add a nutritional boost and yes, sneak then in when you can!
Prairie Gal Cookin'
This looks amazing! I’d love to have some of it right now!
It comes together under 30 minutes, so you could have a plateful in no time 🙂
Look at all that meaty goodness! We have spaghetti night several times a month and this sauce looks so good. I have been on the hunt for a new sauce recipe and I think I just found it.
Homemade sauce is so easy to make and tastes fantastic. Thanks for putting this recipe in your meal plan!
This looks delicious. Homemade sauce is so easy to make and you can add all kinds of vegetables to it. This recipe is easy and perfect for weeknight meals.
Simple ingredients with lots of flavor, and this meal is super quick to put together!
Marjie - Home Again Jiggety-jig!
We use a lot of Barilla Plus pasta! There is nothing like a satisfying spaghetti dinner, and yours looks delicious.
Barilla® is economical and tasty! Pasta is always stocked in my pantry.
This dish screams my name! Perfect family meal!
Spaghetti is always a hit! So tasty 🙂
Yummy! Love the added fresh veggies in the sauce. I’ve never used San Marzano Tomatoes and will have to try it.
San Marzano tomatoes are tasty. You’ll enjoy the flavor it adds to the sauce, Eriene!