One Skillet Spaghetti for Two Recipe
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One Skillet Spaghetti for Two Recipe

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Are you a busy cook? Then, you're sure to love this convenient stovetop spaghetti recipe. —Joan Koehn, Leland, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 443 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1056mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 34g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, green pepper, 4 tablespoons water, salt, chili powder and spaghetti.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring frequently and adding remaining water if necessary.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and heat until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Spaghetti in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p51

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"Excellent recipe, loved this! Added 1 tsp. jarred minced garlic."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Loved this!! Doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers and it turned out great!!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"How much is 3oz of noodles? How do you all measure it?"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"Made this for my parents who are older and not big eaters. They both loved it and the portion size was just perfect for two! Wonderful!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"I havent tried it yet,,,, but arent you supposed to avoid iron pans and tomatoes?????"

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