Nothing screams comfort to me more than an enormous, steamy-hot bowl of pasta. There’s something about pasta noodles that make it the perfect flavor vessel and man, is it carrying the most perfect cargo in this recipe! I’m talkin’ a super rich (but actually lightened up!) tomato sauce that’s chock full of lean ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms and all tied together with that perfect savory touch of garlic salt and a gorgeous sprinkling of parmesan.
Let’s have some #realtalk here: it would be blasphemy to leave out all that beautiful parm <3.
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 3 cups diced bell pepper
- 1½ cup chopped onion
- 2 cups diced mushrooms
- ¾ lb lean ground beef (I used 96% lean, but any meat will work)
- 24 oz (one big jar) marinara sauce
- 1 lb dried spaghetti noodles
- fresh basil
- parmesan for serving