One-Pot Saucy Beef Rotini Recipe
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One-Pot Saucy Beef Rotini Recipe

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My husband loves pasta; I cringe over the messy dishes. On "Spaghetti Day," as he calls it, I make a one-pot saucy rotini that keeps everyone happy. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat rotini (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 414 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook the first five ingredients over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain.
  2. Add pasta sauce, salt and water; bring to a boil. Stir in rotini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as One-Pot Saucy Beef Rotini in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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bjpalmer User ID: 467168 255101
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

"I think this is easy and yummy for a weeknight meal. I serve it with fresh Italian bread. I use regular pasta and not whole wheat. I love that it only dirties one dish."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 249035
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"Quick dinner but I also left out mushrooms and added cheese. Not sure I will make again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 247704
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Yuck! No flavor. I was soooo hungry but even that did not make it tasty."

cas378 User ID: 4880004 244357
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"This really had no flavor. I had to put loads of cheese on it to make it edible. My three kids wouldn't touch it either."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 243193
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"I always look for the quick and easy dishes for week nights when I'm rushed. This one filled the bill. I used a pound of hamburger which was perfect. I feed a non-mushroom lover so I left them out. I think they are important to the texture of the dish so I really missed them. Still, it was yummy and made plenty for leftovers."

mtuttle User ID: 3205485 238860
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"I had a 24-ounce jar of pasta sauce, so I used 1/2 cup less water. I also had regular - not whole wheat - pasta, so it took longer to cook. But it turned out well, and the family enjoyed it. Ease of preparation is a plus!"

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