This EASY Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is cooked all in one pot! The meat sauce is made from scratch on the stove and cooked with the spaghetti all at the same time. No extra pots to wash, fast and delicious!
Yield: 5 servings
4.75 from 47 votes

One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
This EASY Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is cooked all in one pot! The meat sauce is made from scratch on the stove and cooked with the spaghetti all at the same time. No extra pots to wash, fast and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 90% ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 can (28 ounces crushed tomatoes, I love Tuttorosso)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 to rn basil leaves (plus optional more for garnish)
  • 8 ounces wheat or gluten-free spaghetti (broken in half (I love Delallo))
  • Grated parmesan cheese (optional for serving)

Instructions

  • Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat. (If your pot is not heavy, the sauce may burn.)
  • When hot add the beef and salt and cook, breaking up about 3 minutes.
  • Add the onions, and garlic and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, black pepper, water and basil and stir, add the spaghetti, making sure the liquid covers everything without stirring.
  • Cover and cook medium-low heat (do not open) until the water is absorbed and the pasta is cooked, about 17 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve topped with grated cheese if desired!

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Notes

I used thin spaghetti, pasta time may vary depending on the shape and brand.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 377kcal, Carbohydrates: 43.5g, Protein: 23.5g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 58.5mg, Sodium: 567mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6.5g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 9