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Swift Spaghetti

 Swift Spaghetti
Louise Miller of Westminster, Maryland adds dry onion soup mix to the water when cooking her spaghetti, then stirs in a nicely seasoned meat. "This dish has so much flavor that I'm always asked for the recipe," she shares.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 5-1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add spaghetti and dry
  • soup mix. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender (do
  • not drain). Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium
  • heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato
  • paste, parsley, oregano, basil and garlic powder. Add to the
  • spaghetti mixture; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.