"Simply adding ground beef and veggies to a tasty jarred sauce gives you a Bolognese sauce that would please the best Italian cooks. Served over pasta, it makes a hearty and delicious dish." — Campbell's Kitchen
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lean ground beef
1 (24 ounce) jar
Prego® Veggie Smart Smooth & Simple Italian Sauce
fresh basil leaves cut into very thin strips
penne pasta, cooked and drained
grated Parmesan cheese
For a "doctoring" of store-bought sauce, this is as good as they come. Actually used a jar of Basil & Garlic Sauce by Barilla, but I'm sure it had the same general effect. Instead of fresh basil leaves, used the basil "cubes" from the freezer section of Trader Joes. Are those not the best invention EVER?!? Give this one a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed in a "quick version" of a classic.
Because I didn't have any Prego Veggie Smart sauce, I used what I had - Bertolli Portobello Mushroom with Merlot. It tasted amazing!!! My husband usually doesn't voice an opinion, he just eats. He had two full helpings and told me how good it was. I will definitely make this again.
Carrots didn't cook well.
Absolutely delicious, and very easy to make :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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