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Quick Italian Spaghetti

Quick Italian Spaghetti has been a standby for Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan for some 40 years now. "I can make it in a jiffy, and there's no other spaghetti recipe my husband's even interested in trying!" Ruth says.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Cooked spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Bacon bits, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add olives; simmer 5 minutes longer. Spoon over spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 158 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Jellybug
    Mar 6, 2018

    This is so good. It's a little different, but still delicious. I served garlic bread and a salad.

  • terrispecial
    Nov 23, 2014

    I found this spaghetti sauce recipe years ago and enjoyed making it for my 3 daughters! They loved it! Found it again today and will be making it tonight. Going to add some garlic and oregano with it.

  • TessaMB
    Apr 24, 2013

    I made the sauce and it was okay. Very basic and a bit unusual but I was missing my garlic. So then I went and changed it all together. I added fresh basil, fresh tarragon, garlic, and a little bit of red wine vinegar.

  • valanddansmith
    Jul 11, 2011

    Very good and a bit different than the usual tomato sauces... I made this a while back and am looking forward to making it again tonight along with a recipe for linguine with spicy garlic oil that I found in another magazine...

  • yardroc
    Nov 20, 2010

    Very good!

  • Trilby Yost
    Sep 12, 2010

    I wanted to try a spaghetti sauce that was a bit different. I ran across this one that sounded good. Well, it was more than good; the black olives did the trick, I think. My husband says to make it again the next time we have spaghetti.