One-Pot Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick and easy. Green pepper, onion and red pepper flakes are optional. I usually skip the bell pepper and onion and add a 7 oz can of drained mushroom pieces instead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat with garlic, green pepper and onion. Do not drain.
  2. Stir in water, spaghetti sauce and hot pepper flakes.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in spaghetti.
  5. Boil 15 min., stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

I give this a big thumbs up . I used chopped onion and bell pepper. When almost done I added 4 oz of cream cheese. My 4 yr old loved it.

4 5

Here is my alt:

Use 2 1/2 cups beef stock (only 15 cals per cup) - Trader Joes.
When putting all the liquids together, use a 24 oz can of raghu in the can traditional then and a drained 14 oz can of diced tomato w/mild green chiles.

Once up to a boil, put it on low and cover for 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally to make sure your noodles are noodled.

Then, if you've had a glass of red, add a splash from the bottle.

Viola! Perfection in one pan.

Cheers and a big thanks to Lisa1 from the dad that likes to cook, especially if its one dish!

~ Morgan

5 5

This is very similar to a recipe I had, in early marriage days! I just wasn't feeling the idea of boiling noodles, and making sauce (separate), so I looked up your recipe. I used beef, didn't add green peppers, onions, or mushrooms (don't care for any of those, in my sauce); but, I did double up on garlic and red pepper flakes, and I used 1 c. veggie stock and 1 c. water, in place of all the water. I loved the soupy spaghetti, with all the pasta well-covered! Thanks!