Garlic Basil Pasta for Two

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness

Create this quick, hearty meal for dinner this month with your special someone. Double this easy recipe and use the leftovers for this week’s meal prep.

  • 5 oz Spaghetti noodles (dry)
  • 1 lb Ground beef (uncooked weight)
  • 1 1/2 tbs Ghee butter (divided)
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Finely chopped spinach
  • 3 cloves Garlic 
  • 2 tbs Finely chopped basil
  • Pink salt to taste
  • Black pepper
  • Nonstick spray 


In pot, cook spaghetti by bringing 3 cups salted water to a boil, cooking noodles for about 8 minutes before draining. Add 1/2 tbs Ghee butter and keep warm.

Meat sauce:

Cook ground beef in a covered saucepan with pink salt and pepper. Heat another saucepan to medium-high and add Ghee butter, minced garlic and fresh basil. Cook until basil is wilted and garlic is browned, then add tomato sauce and finely chopped spinach. Let simmer 2-3 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and fat is drained, then combine to create sauce. 

Top noodles with meat sauce and enjoy! 

Serves 2 | Prep Time 30 min

Food for Thought:

The sneaky spinach in this meal packs a punch. Spinach is high in folate, fiber and anti-oxidants!

Photo: Bailey Zygutis