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One Pot Spaghetti

One pot and dinner is done with this classic spaghetti and meat sauce dish.

One Pot Spaghetti - Table for Seven

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced onion
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Dry spaghetti noodles
  • Chicken broth
  • Water
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Can I Use Ground Turkey? Yes. If desired, you can use ground turkey or ground Italian sausage instead of the ground beef. If using ground Italian sausage, be sure to drain it after browning. You may also want to adjust your dried spices.

Spaghetti Sauce: You can go with your favorite jarred version or homemade will also work.

Spaghetti Noodles: I like to use whole wheat pasta, however, regular pasta will also work. Just be sure it’s dry pasta and do not boil it beforehand!

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How to Make:

  • In a large pot ( it will need a lid), brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Continue until it is no longer pink. If needed, drain the meat and return it to the pot.
  • Add in the spaghetti sauce, water and chicken broth. Bring them to a boil and add in broken pasta noodles.
  • Reduce the heat and cover your pot. Cook for for about 20 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  • Note: While it’s cooking, stir it occasionally. If needed, add in small amount of additional water.
  • Once it’s done, stir in the Parmesan cheese before serving.

Storage: Keep any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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Yield: Serves: 6

One Pot Spaghetti

One Pot Spaghetti from Table for Seven

One pot and dinner is done with this classic spaghetti and meat sauce dish!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef ( or turkey )
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 28 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 12 oz dry spaghetti noodles, broken into pieces
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a large pot (you will need a lid), brown ground beef with minced garlic and onion powder until no longer pink. If necessary, drain, then, return to pot.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, chicken broth and water into pot. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti noodles.
  4. Reduce heat and cook covered for 20 minutes or until pasta noodles are tender.
  5. You will need to stir noodles occasionally. If necessary, add additional water in small amounts.
  6. Stir in Parmesan cheese before serving.


  • Recipe adapted from Stacy Makes Cents

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 391Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1090mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 27g

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