Ground Beef Spaghetti Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I remember my grandma making this stovetop supper many times—we always loved Granny’s spaghetti! My husband and I now enjoy making this for our dinner. You can easily use ground turkey instead of ground beef if that’s what you happen to have on hand. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana
Ground Beef Spaghetti Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti, halved


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat, breaking beef into crumbles, until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes; drain.
  2. Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, jelly and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in spaghetti. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until spaghetti is tender, 6-8 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The chili powder adds a subtle southwestern flavor to this spaghetti dish.
  • Garnish each serving with your favorite taco toppings like a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1-1/2 cups: 431 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.