It doesn't get much easier than this by cooking everything in one pot. Italian sausage and pasta sauce with spaghetti noodles that you can have on the table in less than 45 minutes. Switch it up by using ground beef, chicken, or turkey along with any other of your favorite ingredients, such as sliced mushrooms.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Combine ground sausage, onions, and garlic in a large pot or skillet with tall sides. Cook over medium heat until sausage is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

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  • Stir water, pasta sauce, and Italian seasoning into the pot; bring to a boil. Stir in spaghetti noodles, return to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are cooked through and sauce has thickened, 17 to 20 minutes.

  • Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

You can use mild or medium spiced ground Italian sausage.

Nutrition Facts

606 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 66.1g; fat 26.6g; cholesterol 53.4mg; sodium 1650.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
I’ve made this for years from a recipe named Cuban spaghetti maybe? Slight changes, I substitute the water with chicken broth, make it with ground beef and add a larger can of sliced black olives towards the end. I had been thinking of trying sausage, next time I will! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2019
I am NOT a novice cook and it took 50 minutes to cook this and 3 cups of water. Total waste of time and effort. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
I’ve made this for years from a recipe named Cuban spaghetti maybe? Slight changes, I substitute the water with chicken broth, make it with ground beef and add a larger can of sliced black olives towards the end. I had been thinking of trying sausage, next time I will! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2019
We loved this. I added mushrooms and a can of tomatoes, and extra pasta sauce and topped it with lots of shaved parmesan cheese. I will definitely make this again and again. I love one pot meals! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2020
Love it, easy to make and very tasty. I do suggest using a good sauce and maybe adding personal favorite spicing like garlic or oregano to taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/01/2019
I am NOT a novice cook and it took 50 minutes to cook this and 3 cups of water. Total waste of time and effort. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2018
Excellent idea! In fact I did that very thing the other night before I ever saw this recipe. Why have we been messing with that large pot of water to cook pasta all this time?? It takes a little watching at first but so much easier to clean up. Try it you'll wish you'd been doing this all along. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2019
2 cups of water made the spaghetti very soupy. Add less next time Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2019
Awesome! My husband also loved it . Quick to make and cook. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
Made it as directed. This is my new way to make spaghetti!! impossible for anyone to screw up!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
I used hot Italian sausage and also added a little honey. My husband loved this. I will be making again. Read More
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