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 will never use a colander again! This is the best spaghetti I've ever made- and I just used a jar of Ragu Traditional. I just boiled until the water evaporated. I wouldn't change anything! On our meal rotation for sure!

starlight17_12979236 March 10, 2016

This is honestly my favorite spaghetti recipe ever. The only reason I deviated from my beloved mother's recipe is because I didn't have two separate pots so I needed a one pot recipe and HOLY BAJESUS I'll never go back. Super simple and freaking delicious.

Rose H. December 02, 2015