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Speedy Spaghetti Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Speedy Spaghetti

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"If your tired of the traditional spaghetti noodles with sauce poured over, give this one a try. This is the only way my family will eat their spaghetti."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion until all pink is gone; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, salt, parsley, basil and pepper; mix well. Heat until sauce boils. Break spaghetti in half and drop into sauce a little at a time. Cover and turn to low.
  3. Cook until spaghetti is tender, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking to pan and from noodles sticking together. Add water, 1/2 to 1 cup, if it starts to dry out and noodles are not cooked.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2006

I wasnt sure how to add a correction on my posted recipe. I only add 1/2 tsp of salt(if that) to this recipe.So please do not add 1 1/2 tsp like the recipe says. Also...this is a cooking down process. Everytime i remove the lid to stir...aprrox every 5-10 min..i make sure there is enough liquid to continue cooking the noodles to "done" i just gradually add 1/2 cup water as needed everytime i stir until the noodles are comp[letely cooked. This is a very good recipe if done correctly:)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2003

Pretty good, I added some other spices to liven up the sauce. I found it WAY too salty though. I think I will stick to my other recipe, thanks anyway.

Jan 21, 2008

Ihave been making speedy spaghetti for 27 years. We love it. I break the spaghetti into 1" pieces. Also I use one large can tomatoes-chopped. add 2 cups grated cheese and one small can diced olives. The cheese-mix 3/4 into spaghetti mixture and the rest on top of mixture. add olives on top. sprinkle with oregano. delish

Oct 23, 2003

Excellent recipe! Extremely easy to make and very tasty.

Jun 12, 2007

Great recipe! I used part of a jar of prepared spaghetti sauce and one can of tomato sauce and seasoned to taste. Loved how easy it was. Thanks!

Aug 30, 2004

I loved this recipe! It was so easy. My family loved it. The next time I make it, I will add about half the amount of salt and pepper, and more Italian seasonings. I also added minced garlic. It's a keeper!

Feb 10, 2011

This was so good and so easy! I used whole wheat spaghetti. I did have to add extra water, but that may have been because of the spaghetti I used. I will be making this again for a quick, hearty, delicious meal! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Aug 14, 2011

I can't say that I followed the receipe. I know, I know...people hate that. But I love the idea it gives to make everything in one pot. She is correct, this is a cooking down process and you have to watch the noodles when you add the water. After I tried this the first time, I decided that this is how I was going to make spaghetti from now on.


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1535 mg
  • 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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