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One Pan Spaghetti
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One Pan Spaghetti
Makes: 10 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


1⁄2 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
medium onion, chopped
3 1⁄2 cups
1 can
(15 ounces) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons
dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
2 cups
(12 ounces) broken spaghetti
1 cup
(4 ounces) shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  4. When spaghetti is tender, top with grated cheese.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try ground turkey or small cooked shrimp for the meat.
  • Try whole-wheat pasta to increase fiber.
  • Use cheddar cheese in place of parmesan.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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  • sliced whole grain baguette
  • sliced fruit
  • a glass of low-fat milk

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