One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)

One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)

How To Make One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top)

This delicious spaghetti and meat sauce recipe is made with beef, fresh tomatoes, pepper, and basil — all cooked in one pot! Perfect for lazy Sundays, aye?

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lb90% ground beef
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • ¼cuponion,diced
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • black pepper,to taste
  • 2cupswater
  • 4basil leaves,torn, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 8ozwheat or gluten-free spaghetti,broken in half
  • grated parmesan cheese,optional for serving


  1. Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat; If your pot is not heavy, the sauce may burn.

  2. When hot, add the beef and salt and cook, breaking up for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the onions and garlic. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until softened.

  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, black pepper, water, and basil and stir. Add the spaghetti, making sure the liquid covers everything without stirring.

  5. Cover and cook to medium-low heat (do not open) for about 17 to 20 minutes until the water is absorbed and the pasta is cooked.

  6. Serve topped with grated cheese if desired.


  • Calories: 386.38kcal
  • Fat: 11.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.53g
  • Fiber: 5.90g
  • Sugar: 7.35g
  • Protein: 24.26g
  • Cholesterol: 58.97mg
  • Sodium: 662.00mg
  • Calcium: 79.01mg
  • Potassium: 853.12mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.83mg
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