One-Pot Spaghetti Dinner Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
- 3 cups tomato juice
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground mace, optional
- 6 ounces uncooked multigrain spaghetti, broken into pieces
- Fresh mozzarella cheese pearls or shaved Parmesan cheese, optional
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato juice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion and seasonings.
- 2. Bring to a boil. Stir in spaghetti. Simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender. If desired, serve with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
1-1/2 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 414 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 925 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 33 g protein.
Reviews for One-Pot Spaghetti Dinner
"My family enjoyed the flavors of this meal. I prefer a non-meat spaghetti dish, but I would make this again. I made a few changes but only after I prepared the recipe as it reads above. I added diced green peppers and mushrooms and thought that the sauce was a little bland for my taste at that point. (I had used V8 low sodium in lieu of tomato juice.) Raiding the spice cabinet, I added about 2 T of sugar and 1 T. of Penzey's Mural of Spice. With these additions, I thought that recipe had a bit more depth of flavor."
"Very good. I used diced onion instead of minced and added diced green peppers."
"I made a few changes due to availability and preferences. First of all, I swapped out the mushrooms for diced bell peppers, and used one small onion. I did not have tomato juice or diced tomatoes, so used a second can of tomato sauce and a can of "25% less sodium chicken broth". I used ground pork for my meat, and used only black pepper, dried mustard, and allspice for seasoning. Compared to the recipe as written it should have been too thick, but I thought it was perfect. My husband, who usually does not like tomato sauces, said it was delicious. It doesn't get much better than that! I will make this again!"
"Loved the allspice in this! I left out the mace.......but the allspice was so subtle. New, go to recipe for quick spaghetti!"
"Loved it batter than jar brands. I also had no allspice and mace so I left it out. I used real small onion and 1/8 teaspoon of onion powder instead of minced onion."
"This has become my go-to spaghetti recipe. It's easy, fairly healthy, and deliscious. Can't beat that!"
"Simple and delicious!"
"We eat vegetarian and even without the beef this dish is a big hit with my family. It is so easy. Great recipe!!"
"i omitted the allspice and added italian herbs - SO GOOD!!"
"Like this a lot and used V8 spicy tomatoe juice! It is so easy & delicious!!!"
"I also have made this 3 times since the magazine came out and my husband and I enjoyed it. I didn't use the mace, but added italian spices. I loved how it was all done in one pot and complete in about 30 min."
"Great for my family of 4. Made it without the mace. Still had a wonderful taste. Will make again."
"I made a few changes. I added a chopped bell pepper and onion at the same time that I added the mushrooms. I also added basil, oregano, and parsley when I added the rest of the seasonings. I have made it twice now, and everyone has loved it! :)"
"I didn't use allspice or mace. Used Italian seasoning. It was missing something."
"I have made this 3 times since the recipe came out in the magazine. I tried the allspice twice and this last time used basil and oregano. We liked both ways. Definitely a keeper!!"
"Love this one!"
"My daughter made this and raved about it. Said best spaghetti ever for a quick good meal. Will make many times. I am going to make it also."
"WOW! My other half hates multigrain pasta but he loved this recipe. I did make some significant changes. I used hot and spicy V-8 instead of the tomato juice (that?s what I had on hand). Instead of the mace, I substituted cinnamon but a scant 1/8 teaspoon and I added ½ of a chopped green pepper. FYI - Substitutes for mace are: Allspice; cinnamon; ginger; or nutmeg."
"I did not have allspice or mace so just left those out. My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. Will definitely make again."
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.