Easy Pasta with Meat Sauce


Easy Pasta with Meat Sauce


This easy pasta with meat sauce recipe uses store-bought jarred pasta sauce and ground beef for a simple and quick lunch! Brown the ground beef and simmer with tomato sauce while the pasta cooks to make this meal in about 20 minutes.

Makes 3 to 4 servings



  • ½ lb cavatappi
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 12 oz jarred tomato basil pasta sauce



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then cook the cavatappi according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, brown ground beef in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease and lower heat to medium, then add the jarred pasta sauce.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta, then return to the pot and add in the meat sauce. Stir until well-combined and serve hot.