One Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recipe

Quick and easy one pot spaghetti with meat sauce recipe that takes 20 mins to make.  The delicious meat sauce is loaded with ground beef and made from scratch!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword One Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 575 kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes, I used Hunt's (28 ounces)
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 8 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt, to taste


  1. Season the ground beef with salt and ground black pepper. Set aside. 

  2. Heat up a pan, skillet or pot on medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the onion and garlic until aromatic and the onion turns soft. Add the ground beef, stirring continuously with a wooden spatula. Use the spatula to break up the lumps. 

  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, broth, spaghetti and chopped parsley. Press the spaghetti down so they are covered by the sauce. 

  4. Cover the pan, skillet or pot and cook for 14 minutes. At 10 minutes point, uncover the lid and use the spatula to stir the spaghetti around. This will make sure that they won't stick to the bottom. Add salt to taste. 

  5. Check the doneness of the spaghetti after 14 minutes. If it's still not cooked, add more broth and cook for a few more minutes. I like to cook my spaghetti al dente as the spaghetti will continue to cook after you remove it from the heat. Serve the spaghetti and meat sauce with grated parmesan cheese, if you like. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Skinny Taste.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 582mg25%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 12.6mg15%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.