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One Pot Spaghetti with Ground Beef

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The easiest homemade spaghetti you'll ever make, this recipe comes together in minutes with just one pot for a dinner the whole family will love!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 775 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound pot-sized spaghetti noodles
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef stock
  • 16 ounces good quality pasta sauce
  • Optional Parmesan cheese for topping


  • Set a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat on the stove. Add the beef, and cook until no longer pink, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  • Drain the fat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and seasonings. Stir until fragrant.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (dry spaghetti noodles, beef stock, and sauce), and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 16-18 minutes or until noodles are al dente and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve warm topped with Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 59904mg | Potassium: 1446mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 6mg
Keyword dinner, easy spaghetti, easy spaghetti recipe, kid-friendly, one pot recipe, one pot spaghetti
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