A Delicious Pasta Recipe

A few weeks ago, I shared on Instagram that I’d mastered my family’s favorite pasta recipe! You all were so quick to request the recipe, so I’m here to share! I hope this pasta is devoured as quickly by your family as it was by mine!

The Perfect Pasta Recipe

pasta recipe


🍝 1 lb Spiral Pasta (I like Tinkyada)

🍝 1 can of Classico traditional sweet basil pasta sauce 

🍝 Half an onion 

🍝 2 garlic cloves 

🍝 2lb wagyu ground beef 

🍝 Salt 

🍝 Pepper 

🍝 Italian Seasoning


  • In a large pot, turn the heat to high and add water to boil for the pasta 
  • In a large cast iron, sauté half an onion and 2 garlic cloves. 
  • Add the 2lb of ground beef and brown on medium heat 
  • While the ground beef is browning, add pasta to boiling water & add salt 
  • Add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to the ground beef and continue mixing on medium/high heat
  • Once ground beef is browned, add 1 can of tomato sauce 
  • Mix well on medium/high heat and bring to a low simmer until the sauce starts to thicken 
  • As the tomato sauce thickens, slowly add 1/4 cup of the pasta water (this is the secret ingredient) and mix well (When I made this the other day, I ended up adding 3/4 cup of pasta water) You don’t want to the sauce watery so give it time to mix and evaporate. 
  • Serve with a yummy salad or a French baguette 🤤 

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