My dinner philosophy is the easier, the better. If there is less steps for me to do, count me in. Less dishes to wash? Even better. That’s one big reason why One-Pan Spaghetti is my go-to quick fix dinner for busy weeknights.
I don’t know what it is about spaghetti that is so comforting, but it just is. It’s the kind of meal my mom used to make our family all the time when I was growing up. She always made homemade sauce which is similar to this recipe for One-Pan Spaghetti. The only difference is that I cook the noodles in the sauce while she boiled them separately.
I think I like my way better. Sorry, Mom!
This recipe takes about 50 minutes to prepare from start to finish. And yes, it’s all in one pan!
I hate boiling pasta because the pot overflows on to my stove and I hate steaming up my glasses when I’m draining the water into the sink. You can forget that annoying step here.
After dinner, the only pot you’ll need to wash is the one you cooked the meal in. I throw it in the dishwasher and let it do the dirty work.
How to Make One-Pan Spaghetti
Get a big skillet or pot to use. Cook the ground beef and onions together until the meat is cooked and onions are soft. Drain off the fat.
Stir in uncooked spaghetti noodles, diced tomatoes, green pepper, water, mushrooms, chili powder, oregano, sugar, salt and garlic powder.
It’s easier to stir if you break the spaghetti noodles in half.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with Parmesan cheese on top. Soooo delicious!
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My cousin posted on Facebook that she spent the day doing freezer cooking with her mom. They filled the kitchen table with freezer meals. I’m jealous because that is something I WANT to get into so badly.
She made spaghetti as one of her freezer meals. Smart! I’ll be freezing this recipe as soon as I get myself a deep freezer. I have to clean the basement out first though. It’s a disaster.
Enjoy with a loaf of garlic bread.
Are you a fan of one-pot/pan meals?
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 375g package spaghetti, uncooked
- 28oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3/4 cup green pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can (284ml) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Parmesan cheese, for serving, if desired
- Cook ground beef and onions together in a large skillet until beef is browned and onions are soft. Drain fat.
- Stir in spaghetti noodles, diced tomatoes, green pepper, water, mushrooms, chili powder, oregano, sugar, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
If you notice no liquid is left in the skillet and the noodles aren't cooked yet, add in another 1/2 cup of water.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 1.1gTrans Fat: 0.1gUnsaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 33.9mgSodium: 499.5mgCarbohydrates: 42.1gFiber: 5.8gSugar: 5.9gProtein: 20.1g