- Recipes, Printable Coupons | $5 Dinners™ - http://www.5dollardinners.com -

Classic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5.


*Use Gluten-Free Pasta noodles and spaghetti sauce, if eating a gluten-free diet.

Classic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Yield – 4-6 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. Pasta noodles
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • Optional – minced garlic, minced onion,
  • 3-4 cups spaghetti sauce, or 26 oz. jar worth
  • Side dish ideas – frozen veggies, fresh veggies, dinner rolls


  1. Boil water, add pasta, cook 10-12 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef. Add any additional spices or minced garlic or minced onion. Drain well.
  3. Add spaghetti sauce to ground beef and let simmer so flavors mingle.
  4. Prepare side dishes.
  5. Serve Spaghetti with sides.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions: To freeze, add the browned ground beef and spaghetti sauce to a labeled plastic freezer baggie or container. Put in
the freezer, laying flat on a plate or baking sheet (so it doesn’t stick to the grates or floor of the freezer). Freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a saucepan to cook.