Skillet Spaghetti

Skillet Spaghetti is one of those dishes I have been making since my first year of marriage! It is a simple one dish dinner that combines spaghetti, meat and sauce all in a single dish!

Skillet Spaghetti is a great weeknight meal idea. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - all in one pan. A 30 minute meal!!

I have change the recipe a bit over the years, but I still love that I can whip up a spaghetti meal in a single skillet saving lots of time (and some dish washing too)!

It comes together in minutes and I make mine with ground beef or ground chuck. You can also use ground turkey too!

You make the sauce first,


This spaghetti and sauce cooks together so quickly! Supper in a skillet saves on dishwashing too!

Then add the uncooked spaghetti and cook it in the sauce on the stove.


This one pan spaghetti makes a quick and tasty supper! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!


About 20 minutes later, it comes together for a wonderful meal!


Skillet Spaghetti makes a great dinner idea and it cooks in a single pan!


Skillet Spaghetti

Skillet Spaghetti
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Spaghetti with meat sauce made in a single skillet. Perfect for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper
Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 1⅓ cans tomato sauce
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • 4 ounces of spaghetti noodles (1/2 of an 8 oz package)
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and onions until meat is browned.
  2. Drain oil
  3. Add tomato sauce, water and spices.
  4. Once mixture begins to boil, break apart spaghetti noodles and add to mixture.
  5. Reduct to simmer for 18-20 minutes.


I love that I can make the sauce and noodles in one pot in about 30 minutes. So easy and the meat sauce is hearty and flavorful.

Time-saving Tip

I chop onions on Sunday so that they are ready do go later during the week. I keep them in a sealed bag in the refrigerator and it saves me time by not having to chop onions several times a week.

How do you like your spaghetti?

Skillet Spaghetti is a great weeknight meal idea. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce - all in one pan. A 30 minute meal!!

If you love skillet meals like I do, be sure to check out my Skillet Lasagna!

WEeknight Lasagna


What a quick dinner idea? This skillet spaghetti with meat sauce is ready in 30 minutes and is made in one pan! Super easy and tasty.


  1. This sounds and looks soooo delicious! I make spaghetti the old school way. Boil the water, chunk in the noodles, then add ground beef and sauce. However, I do use a skillet to reheat the leftovers. You know, fried spaghetti. Oh that is some serious yumminess!

    Thanks for sharing! Pinned it!

  2. I haven’t made spaghetti in a skillet, but it looks really good – and easy 🙂

  3. Love this idea for a weeknight meal—only one pan to clean is a huge bonus! Plus, it looks like a crowd pleaser!!!

  4. I’ve been all about one pot dishes lately and this one looks absolutely fabulous!!

  5. Nothing’s better than homemade spaghetti nights!! A favorite in our household. David makes the best pasta dishes too… I grew up on these nights and they hold lots of memories.

  6. I need to add this to our recipe rotation! Looks delicious Raquel! xx

  7. YUM! I love spaghetti and have never made it in a skillet. Plus.. I love sauce and meat.

  8. I could eat this every day! Looks amazing. I never tried it in the skillet. YUMMY!

  9. This is genius! I have to try it!

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