1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Dinner

User Rating 2.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)



Spaghetti Dinner

Nino Mascardi/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images
An easy skillet spaghetti dinner recipe. 

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped
  • pinch ground hot pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce or your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, uncooked, broken in half
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the ground beef, onion, cayenne pepper, basil, and oregano. Cook, stirring to break up meat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease.

Add 2 cups water, the spaghetti sauce, and the uncooked spaghetti; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the spaghetti is just tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. 

Turn off the heat and let pan stand, covered, 5 minutes. Season with pepper to taste and serve sprinkled with the cheese.
Serves 4.

More Spaghetti Sauce Recipes
Spaghetti Sauce with Vegetables and Basil
Chaz's Spaghetti Sauce
Sondra's Spaghetti Sauce
Spaghetti Sauce with Lean Ground Beef
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spicy Spaghetti Sauce
Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage
Spaghetti and Meatballs II
Italian Meatballs Recipe
Sassy Saucy Meatballs

Sue's Spaghetti Sauce
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
Crockpot Meatball Sandwiches
Sweet 'n Sour Meatballs with Rice
Swedish Meatballs II
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Beef Recipes Index
Ground Beef Recipes Index

Slow Cooker Recipes | Casseroles | Main Recipe Index
Weekly Crockpot Recipe Newsletter

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 1 out of 5
Quick and Easy Spaghetti Dinner Recipe, Member trevvi

I should have read the review. What a disaster! Where is the garlic? Who rated this?

1 out of 7 people found this helpful.

See all 4 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.