One-Pot Saucy Pasta


No need to boil the noodles separately for this one-pot saucy pasta dish with ground beef, mushrooms, and red bell peppers.

one pot saucy pasta
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 ½ cups water

  • 3 cups dried rotini pasta

  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and onion in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Add water, pasta, and spaghetti sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

  3. Add bell peppers and mushrooms to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
20g Fat
52g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 828mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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