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One Pan Spaghetti

This cheesy pasta recipe is easy to make, and kids love it!

10 cups
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes
Total time
40 minutes
1/2 pound ground beef (lean, 15% fat)
1 medium onion (chopped)
3 cups water
1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
2 teaspoons oregano (dried)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 garlic cloves)
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups spaghetti (12 ounces, broken)
1 cup parmesan cheese (4 oz, shredded)
  1. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  4. When spaghetti is tender, top with grated cheese.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
  • Try ground turkey or small cooked shrimp for the meat.
  • Try whole-wheat pasta to increase fiber.
  • Use cheddar cheese in place of parmesan.
Meal Type: Dinner
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Vegetables, Protein, Dairy, Grains
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall