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One Pan Spaghetti

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

Yield
10 cups
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes
Total time
40 minutes
Ingredients
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)
Notes
  • Try ground turkey or small cooked shrimp for the meat.
  • Try whole-wheat pasta to increase fiber.
  • Use cheddar cheese in place of parmesan.
Steps
  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.
Meal Type: Dinner
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Vegetables, Protein, Dairy, Grains
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall