Spaghetti with mushroom, zucchini and meat sauce

Main Dish
4 servings
35 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 pound of ground meat

2 garlic cloves

1 large/2 small zucchini

10-12 shiitake mushrooms

1 22 oz can crushed tomato

1/2 teaspoon dry basil

1/2 teaspoon dry oregano

1 tablespoon olive oil

pinch of cumin

salt and pepper

1 teaspoon chili flakes



  • In a medium skillet, add ground beef. Season with salt, pepper and cumin. Cook ground beef over medium heat until almost completely cooked. Strain fat in mesh colander and set aside.
  • Begin boiling water for pasta. While water is boiling, heat large skillet or dutch oven over low heat. Add garlic until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook about 5-7 minutes, or until soft. Add mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce to pan. Season with salt, pepper, basil, oregano and chili flakes. Stir and increase heat to medium. Add beef and stir again. Bring sauce to a light simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked.
  • Top pasta with sauce, or, add pasta and sauce to pasta pot for mixing. Top with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


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