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Skillet Spaghetti

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


4-6 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
This has always been a favorite dish of our Sisters who work in a hospital. When we get back to the convent, it's a quick and easy recipe we've used for years. Served with Italian bread and a tossed salad, it makes an excellent meal.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) tomato juice (about 2-3/4 cups)
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomato juice, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add uncooked spaghetti.
  2. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 979mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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