One-Pot Spaghetti


My variation of an old Southern Living recipe - a double recipe will fill a Dutch oven and make plenty for an extended family dinner.

One Pot Spaghetti
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (14 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 7 ounces whole wheat spaghetti

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, and garlic until beef is browned and crumbly and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard excess grease.

  2. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, chili powder, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and let simmer, stirring often, for about 30 minutes.

  3. Break spaghetti into thirds and add to the pot; cover and simmer, stirring often, until pasta is tender, about 20 minutes. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 634mg 13%

* 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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