1 pound lean ground beef
1 large onion, minced (about 1 cup)
3 large carrots, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Veggie Smart™ Smooth & Simple Italian Sauce
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves cut into very thin strips
3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained (about 4 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook the beef, onion and carrots in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well-browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
- Stir the sauce and water in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in additional water, if needed, until desired consistency.
- Place the basil and penne into a large bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.