One-Skillet Spaghetti Recipe
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One-Skillet Spaghetti Recipe

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Relates Joan Shew Chuk from St. Benedict, Saskatchewan, "I call this medley my 'homemade Hamburger Helper'. Even the pasta cooks in the same pan."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 package (7 ounces) ready-cut spaghetti
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 373 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in uncooked spaghetti and the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and heat until melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as One-Skillet Spaghetti in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p12

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"This has been a kid-friendly dish at my house over the years since it was first published. There are very few foods that all five kids like and this is one of them. My oldest called it "paskezzi" as a child. I have always broken regular spaghetti noodles into smaller pieces in place of the ready-cut spaghetti. I also only use half of an onion. This is a great recipe if you are looking for a one pot dish."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"This is an awesome meal. I have made it many times and everyone loves it. I can't find ready-cut spaghetti anymore, so I use elbow macaroni and it works fine."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"We have made this recipe frequently since it was published in TOH 15 years ago. We loved it, and it has been a family favorite ever since!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"This was super easy to make. Yes, it is a little bland as the other reviews stated, so I upped the seasonings. I will make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"Love this recipe, it is super easy and my family eats it all up! Delicious!"

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