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One Pot Spaghetti

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, meat, noodle, one pot, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 25-26 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces dried spaghetti broken in half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan plus more for garnish
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a large pot, drizzle olive oil over medium heat.
  • Once thoroughly heated, stir in the onions. Once softened, add the ground beef. Cook, stirring to break the beef into small pieces, until browned. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. If needed, drain any excess liquid.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, tomato sauce, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and add the spaghetti noodles. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally to keep the bottom from sticking, until most of the liquid has been absorbed and noodles are al dente, just tender, 17-20 minutes. If too much liquid has evaporated before the pasta is done, add a little more water.
  • Stir in the parmesan and remove from heat. Serve immediately with additional parmesan and fresh parsley if desired.