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One Pot Spaghetti

If you have read my site for long you know that I love quick and easy recipes. I love to cook and spend all day in the kitchen, but the reality is that my day to day recipes need to be quick and easy.

When Laura at Organizing Junkie had one pot spaghetti on her menu plan a few months ago, I was intrigued with the idea, but I knew it needed to be adapted to fit my family’s likes and tastes.

I took the basic idea, and changed quite a few things. The original recipe had you using tomato paste and water, this would work, but I thought I would get much better flavor from using a jar of spaghetti sauce. I don’t usually like jarred sauces, but in this case it works really well.

I also changed it and used fresh mushrooms instead of canned, you can leave the mushrooms out all together if you don’t like them.

I tweaked a few other things and with all those changes my version is really nothing like the recipe Laura linked to, but we really enjoyed it and it was so easy to make. This is a perfect meal for a busy night.

Thanks for the idea of One Pot Spaghetti Laura.

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  1. This looks great! I love the addition of chicken broth – i’ve never used this in a spaghetti!

  2. This is a keeper! Easy fast and whole family loved it 🙂

  3. I have seen a similar recipe before and knew that my family would not like the tomato paste and water version. Didn’t think of using a jar of spaghetti sauce. Tried your recipe last night and LOVED it. AND only one pot to clean!!!! This will be a regular in my house. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  4. I never thought to do this. I would think it would come out really soggy but it looks great. Adding it to my list of things to try!

  5. Quick, easy, and really tasty! Another hit, Lynn– thanks!

  6. This is one of my family’s FAVORITE dinners!! I LOVE it as it’s sooo easy to make & only 1 pot to clean 😉 GREAT recipe!!

  7. Redaphrodite999 says

    I made something very similar to this today. In fact I have used the beef, onion, garlic, parmesan but I used tomatoes and oregano and parsley instead of the ready made pasta sauce. Ready made pasta sauce usually has these herbs in as well. What I put in differently was half to 3/4 cup of red wine and it made an incredible difference. Red wine goes really well with parmesan and garlic I think.

  8. Thanks for posting this… I am presently making this for dinner… minus the ‘shrooms because we are out of them, cant wait to make it with ‘shrooms next time! 🙂

  9. Can you do this meatless- and double the mushrooms?

    • I have never tried it, but I think it would work fine. The important part of this is the liquid to pasta ratio so that the pasta cooks right, so changing up the meat should work. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. WOW! My husband is a big pasta eater and always favored my mothers pasta over mine :-(. Well not anymore!!!!
    He absolutely loves it, as do Myself and my kids! Unbelievably good. I can’t wait to try it with penne or different noodles! I will never boil noodles again to make spaghetti! Thanks again!

  11. We absolutely love this dish! It’s my go-to for spaghetti night, not only because it’s delicious, but because cleanup is a breeze!

    Query: When I make this for my family of 2 & 1/2 (1/2 is the super picky toddler who usually eats a few strands and no more), I always have plenty of leftovers. But I’m planning on making this for a group of 8-9 and was wondering if you think the recipe will stretch as is, or if I should double it to err on the side of caution.

    Thanks so much!

    • I would double it, just make sure your pot is big enough. 🙂 This recipe makes enough for my family of 5 with usually enough for my husband for lunch the next day, so I think you would need to at least 1 1/2 it for that many. And I am so glad that you enjoy it!

  12. Could this be cooked in the crock pot? If so, how long would you recommend? I know you probably haven’t made it that way before so just a guestimate would be helpful, too. Thanks!

    • I am not sure if it would work or not. I think the texture might not be the same. If you tried it I wouldn’t think it would need more than 4 hrs or so. I would love to hear how it works if you try it.

  13. Loved this reminded me of my school lunch , family also loved it

  14. Has this been tried with gluten free pasta?

    • Yes, I have made it many times with a gluten free corn rice blend pasta and it works fine. My main suggestion though making it with gluten free pasta is to watch it the first time. Every gluten free pasta is slightly different so the cooking time and amount of liquid may vary slightly. So when you try it just watch it because it may need a little more liquid or it may need a little more or less cooking time. I hope that helps and that you enjoy it!


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