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

I just made this for dinner tonight and wow! I never thought a recipe so simple could be so delicious! I made just a few changes because of what I had on hand. Instead of turkey I used ground chuck. I omitted the onion and bell pepper which I would've loved to include but I didn't have any! I also omitted the red pepper flakes because I don't like them. Everything else I did according to the recipe. I did have to cook mine a bit longer because I like tender pasta and this one yielded more of an al dente. So that being said, it was still fantastic! Just proves that this recipe can be very versatile. You can add and omit as you please :) I think I will make spaghetti like this every time!

Rook_cook July 07, 2015

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.

Tonya P. May 25, 2015

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

IrishMorgans October 10, 2012