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One Skillet Spaghetti for Two

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


2 servings

Are you a busy cook? Then, you're sure to love this convenient stovetop spaghetti recipe. —Joan Koehn, Leland, Mississippi


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • iluvbobcats
    Mar 29, 2015

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

  • luigimon
    Feb 28, 2015

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

  • dibeatty
    Feb 11, 2015

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

  • ChristinePrueher
    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!

  • Cookur
    Feb 20, 2013

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

  • johnsen
    Sep 3, 2010

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  • lkcastleman
    Jan 27, 2010

    My husband loves this's so easy and versatile, extra onions and garlic are always good. It's one of our regular dishes.

  • cookiehatch
    Nov 3, 2009

    Love this spaghetti! It's easy to make and tastes delicious. I omit the cheese and it still tastes great.

  • lizriebe
    Feb 19, 2009

    I have been looking for this recipe for a few years. Thank you sooo much.

  • grammasherri
    Feb 16, 2009

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