Who wants a big plate of spaghetti for dinner tonight? This easy spaghetti recipe is made in one pot.
4.8 from 10 votes

One Pot Spaghetti

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 483 kcal

This easy spaghetti recipe is made in just one dish for minimal clean up! I love the way the spaghetti sauce soaks into the noodles as they cook.


  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 ounces dried spaghetti noodles
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley


  1. Add the ground beef and onion to a large dutch oven over medium heat and cook until browned. Drain the grease.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, undrained canned tomatoes, and water. Add the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Once boiling, break the spaghetti in half and add to the pot. Stir to submerge the noodles in the liquid.
  5. Return to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. 
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until noodles are cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and parsley over the top and stir to combine.
  8. Serve immediately. 
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1116mg49%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 227mg23%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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