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Nutrition information
Serving: 1/6 of recipe (319 grams)
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories: 336 (41 from fat)
Cholesterol: 47 milligrams
Fat: 5 grams (2 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 21 grams
Sodium: 93 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 25 grams (5 fiber, 8 sugars)

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Spaghetti with meat sauce

Pair this hearty pasta dish with steamed broccoli or a side salad for a balanced meal.


1 pound extra lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 (28 ounces) can no-salt diced tomatoes
1 (6 ounces) can no-salt tomato paste
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium beef bouillon, crumbled
1/2 cup red table wine
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (8 ounces) package spaghetti


  1. Brown ground beef in large non-stick skillet.
  2. Pour off the fat.
  3. Add all ingredients, except spaghetti.
  4. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. You may add water if the sauce is too thick.
  5. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Do not add salt to the cooking water.
  6. Drain and put the spaghetti in a serving bowl.
  7. Pour the sauce over the spaghetti and serve right away.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Your Guide to Sodium Content in Foods, nutr-ahc-93416 (7/04)

First published: 07/01/2004
Last updated: 09/04/2012

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department