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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the onion until all pink is gone; drain.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

251.9 calories; protein 15.4g 31% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 34.3mg 11% DV; sodium 1534.6mg 61% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2006
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:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2003
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. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2006
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:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2008
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
Excellent recipe! Extremely easy to make and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
This is so easy and comfort food at its best. I like to add a small can of mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
My family loved this...only change was I used ground turkey instead of beef. We're trying to eat lighter this year. Wow very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2003
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. Read More
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