One-Pot Spaghetti

Hands-On Time: 15min
Ready In: 45min
Yield: 4 servings

This easy and delicious pasta dish will pass the "edible" test for even the pickiest of kids.


What's Good for You
Don't fret if your kids are pasta-hounds — they need the carbs for energy and growth. And this recipe is chock-full of folate, essential for red blood cell production.


  1. Add the pasta and the 2 cups of water and bring to a boil, stirring. Then lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for half an hour. (Stir frequently to make sure pasta doesn't scorch on the bottom.) If the mixture looks too dry, add up to half a cup of water. After half an hour, the pasta will be cooked through and the sauce thickened. Give it a final stir and serve with cheese.
  2. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, and salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes.
  3. In a large pot, heat the oil and saute the onion until translucent. Add the meat and herbs and cook slowly, breaking up the lumps of meat with a spoon, until the meat is brown and cooked through. If you feel like it, drain off the fat.
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In Their Opinion:

  • Go-To Meal
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Kid Friendly
one pot spaghetti - cobbs

This is a great family recipe for a family style night where kids can help themselves. It is easy to pair with some steamed vegetables or raw one and you've got a nice, easy meal.

one pot spaghetti - caroline's plate

Caroline loved this spaghetti so much she gave it 100 stars. I served it with carrots and tomatoes and ranch dressing and she said it was her favorite meal in the world.

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