One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Experience the magic of our One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce – a delectable, nutritious meal that’s perfect for those busy weeknights. This recipe marries the rich, savory flavors of meat sauce with the comforting, al dente strands of spaghetti – all cooked together in a single pot for easy cleanup. Packed with high-quality proteins, fiber, and essential vitamins, this dish not only satiates your taste buds but also contributes to a balanced diet. The quick preparation time makes this one-pot wonder a favorite among those who love hearty meals but have little time to spare in the kitchen. Dive into this article to explore our step-by-step guide to creating this delicious, healthy, and convenient one-pot spaghetti with meat sauce.

Recipe for Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 1 large onion, finely chopped
  3. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  5. 1/4 cup tomato paste
  6. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 8 oz spaghetti, uncooked
  11. 3 cups of water
  12. Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain excess fat, if necessary.
  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Break the spaghetti in half and add to the pot. Pour in the water.
  5. Stir everything together, making sure the spaghetti is submerged in the liquid.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the spaghetti is cooked to your liking.
  7. Serve the spaghetti with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 350

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 500mg

Total Carbohydrate: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Total Sugars: 7g

Protein: 25g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 70mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 800mg