Busy Day Spaghetti Dinner Recipe
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Busy Day Spaghetti Dinner Recipe

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I originally found this recipe in our local paper. After a few additions and substitutions, it became my family's favorite. I prepare it at least twice a month.—Gloria Handley, Phoenix, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1 can (19 ounces) ready-to-serve chunky beef vegetable soup
  • 4 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 305 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salt, pepper and garlic powder. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Pour soup over meat mixture. Top with spaghetti and cheese.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Busy Day Dinner in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p236

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3152004703 User ID: 4957120 89061
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Worst dish ever! It was salty and too soupy. I would have to redo everything to make this taste good. There are plenty of healthy and quick ways to make a dish like this. I would not recommend this to my worst enemy!"

adrinkwine User ID: 5315799 69879
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"This is a very good recipe, my family loved it!"

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