One-Pot Saucy Beef Rotini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
My husband loves pasta, but I cringe over the messy dishes. Now, on "Spaghetti Day," as he calls it, I make a one-pot saucy rotini that keeps everyone happy. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
One-Pot Saucy Beef Rotini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat rotini (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook the first 5 ingredients over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; crumble beef ; drain.
  2. Add pasta sauce, salt and water; bring to a boil. Stir in rotini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 414 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.