One Pot Spaghetti

"Fast and easy- my kind of weeknight recipe. You can easily add meat to this- just cook it up in the Dutch oven before adding the pasta and liquids. I find it's tasty without meat- but sometimes brown up some hamburger or meatballs before adding the rest of the ingredients."
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  • In a Dutch oven or big pot.
  • (if cooking meat, do that first in the pot) then-.
  • Add the jar of sauce, chicken broth, water.
  • Stir in the spaghetti.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.
  • Let simmer 15-20 minutes until the spaghetti is cooked.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese and serve.

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  1. Spaghetti was mealie and starchy. I added meatballs. I won't cook it this way again.
  2. I haven't even had a chance to cook this yet, but this looks awesome! Although I LOVE spaghetti, I hate the cleanup afterwards, and the attempt to get everything cooking/warm at the same time! A pot for noodles (waiting for what seems like HOURS to get the water to boil), a pan to brown the meat, and then a strainer for the noodles, a noodle spoon to serve the noodles, and a ladle for the sauce... and then to top it all off by the time I'm done serving noodles for all 5 of us, what's left in the strainer gets hard as it dries out! I love one pot wonders, and if this method works, it will surely become the only way that I prepare spaghetti from now on!


<p>I am a mother of 17yr-15yr-12yr old children. I work 3 days a week outside of the home as a pharmacist. Dinner is always a sore subject for me, because there is never time to make it, and the kids don't eat it anyway. My goal this year is to just forget the kids and make what I think my husband and I want, and then they'll have to try new foods out of desperation! <br />I've noticed that I tend to give 4 stars as my top score when reviewing a recipe. Am I waiting for that once in a lifetime, mind altering taste? Or am I just too picky? Oh well.....</p>
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