Carrot-Basil Spaghetti Meat Sauce
8 ounces spaghetti, cooked al dente
½ pound sweet Italian sausage
½ pound extra-lean ground beef
1 cup sliced carrots
1 (28- to 32-ounce) jar prepared vodka spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons (low-sodium) tomato paste
½ cup julienne fresh basil
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain well.
Meanwhile, brown both meats in a medium skillet. Add carrots and cook until the meat is finely crumbled and the carrots are crisp-tender. Add the sauce and tomato paste; stir and cook for 5 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the basil. Toss the sauce with the cooked spaghetti and serve.
Approximate values per serving: 532 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated), 109 mg cholesterol, 39 g protein, 55 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 1,046 mg sodium.
Start to finish: less than 30 minutes