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Beef Ragù Spaghetti

Beef Ragù Spaghetti

with Zucchini, Parmesan, and Pepperolio

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce is always a recipe for success. Is there anyone who’d turn down a plate of noodles piled high and dusted with cheese? Surely not, although adding some extra meat and veg certainly makes it all the more crave-able. Which is exactly what we’re doing: taking a tried-and-true Italian American classic and giving it hearty ground beef and bites of tender zucchini.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit


1 unit

Yellow Onion

2 clove


¼ ounce


10 ounce

Ground Beef

6 ounce



2 tablespoon

Soy Sauce


½ tablespoon

Italian Seasoning

1 box

Crushed Tomatoes

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese


1 teaspoon


Not included in your delivery

1 teaspoon

Olive Oil



Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3473 kJ
Calories830 kcal
Fat32 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate92 g
Sugar18 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein45 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium1180 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Large Pot
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Quarter zucchini lengthwise, then cut into ½-inch pieces. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Mince garlic. Strip 2 tsp thyme leaves from stems; discard stems. Roughly chop leaves.

Cook Beef
Cook Beef

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, breaking up meat into pieces. Cook, tossing, until browned but not yet cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Spaghetti
Cook Spaghetti

Once water is boiling, add spaghetti to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Carefully scoop out and reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain.

Start Ragù
Start Ragù

Add onion and zucchini to pan with beef. Cook, tossing, until softened, about 5 minutes. Toss in garlic, thyme, soy sauce, and half the Italian seasoning (use the other half as you like). Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Simmer Ragu
Simmer Ragu

Add tomatoes and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until thick and saucy, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. TIP: If you have time, let the ragù simmer longer. It’ll just get better!

Toss and Serve
Toss and Serve

Add spaghetti to pan with ragù and toss to combine. Divide everything between plates, then sprinkle with Parmesan. Drizzle with pepperolio (to taste—it’s spicy).