Skillet Spaghetti with Meat Sauce



Cook up a hearty, satisfying meal to feed a crowd that only leaves you one pan to wash. This Skillet Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is a family pleaser and frees you up to spend your time having fun instead of scrubbing pots!


Skillet Spaghetti with Meat Sauce



Skillet Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Recipe type: supper, dinner, freezer-friendly
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound ground beef (I like to use very lean beef for this one.)
  • 1½ medium onions (or 1 large onion), diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups water (approximately-- this is not an exact science, but three generally works well for me)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 pound (16 oz) uncooked thin spaghetti noodles, broken in thirds
  1. Using the biggest skillet you have-- preferably one with a lid-- brown the ground beef, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper over med-high heat. Drain grease, if necessary, but, if you use very lean ground beef, you can skip this. (That's what I do.)
  2. Leave all that in the pan and add ALL remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring up to a bubble, then reduce heat to med-low, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes until most liquid is absorbed and the spaghetti is tender.



And that’s it! This recipe is wildly easy, but the sauce is rich and flavorful. I love quick, easy dishes that the whole family enjoys. Even more, I love dinners that free me up from dish-washing to go enjoy time with my people!

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