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Skillet Spaghetti

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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!

This also goes perfectly with our Ultimate Cheesy Garlic bread. Be sure to read our time-saving tips at the end of this recipe. We area all about helping you make the most of your time. 

Skillet Spaghetti

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!



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.

Best homemade spaghetti

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

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Skillet Spaghetti

Skillet Spaghetti makes a great dinner idea and it cooks in a single pan!
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5 from 3 votes

Skillet Spaghetti

Spaghetti with meat sauce made in a single skillet. Perfect for a busy weeknight or Sunday Supper
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1 1/3 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of red crushed pepper
  • 4 ounces of spaghetti noodles 1/2 of an 8 oz package


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and onions until meat is browned.
  • Drain oil.
  • To same pan with drained meat, add tomato sauce, water and spices.
  • Once mixture begins to boil, break apart spaghetti noodles in half and add to mixture.
  • Cover pan and reduce to simmer for 18-20 minutes.

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Time-saving Tip

I chop onions on Sunday so that they are ready to 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.


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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.

Recipe Rating

Susan Chanik

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

I will never buy hamburger helper spaghetti ever again nor will I purchase spaghetti sauce. Finally getting around to giving a comment (sorry). Have made this so many times THANK YOU THANK YOU. No leftovers with this recipe.


Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Made this tonight - forgot picture - have one kid only eats hamburger helper spaghetti- this recipe passed her & now this is our family spaghetti. Everyone loved it. Thank you 😀


Tuesday 4th of May 2021

So happy she loved it Susan! Thank you for rating!

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