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One-Pan Spaghetti

One Pan Spaghetti
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 10 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label


½ pound lean ground beef (15% fat)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 ½ cups water
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon rosemary
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups (12 ounces) broken spaghetti
1 cup (4 ounces) grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet). Drain fat (see Notes).
  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer 10 to 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.
  • Pour fat from cooked meat into a metal container. Let it cool, then dispose of it in a garbage can.


This recipe is great! Its quick, easy and tastes delicious. Plus, there's not a whole sink full of dishes left afterwards!

Tried this last night. Its a great no mess recipe!

Great recipe to add shredded carrots, spinach, bell peppers or whatever veggie I have in the frig.  Love this recipe, a big hit with children and adults!


So tasty -- the oregano and rosemary make this very savory.  Teenage chefs love how easy this is to make!

This is yummy and with just one pot clean up is easy!

If I make regular spaghetti for the family, I get no comments. If I make this recipe, I hear compliments!

This recipe is a hit! Last week I made samples for families visiting the food pantry and substituted black beans for the hamburger to lower costs. Everyone stated the spaghetti was delicious. One gentleman said he would have never thought to make that substitution, but now he has a use for "all the cans of black beans in my pantry". Delicious and flavorful recipe. Will be making it at home for my family from now on! :)

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