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All at Once Spaghetti

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Inspired by a vintage magazine ad from Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, we’re trying this one pot spaghetti and showing you how to make it as well. Printable recipe.



½ lb Ground Beef
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black Pepper
2 cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce (8oz)
11/2 cups Water
¼ lb Spaghetti, half of an 8oz box
Grated Cheese, optional


Place large sauce pot over Medium heat on your stove top.
Add the ground beef, crumble with a wooden spoon as it browns.
Dice the onion.
Stir beef and fry until lightly browned. Drain excess grease if needed.
Add the chopped onion, cook until onion is soft and translucent.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Add tomato sauce.
Add water.
Stir mixture well and let come to a boil.
Gradually add the spaghetti, stirring as you go.
Cover pot, simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is done, stirring occasionally.
Serve while warm, garnish with grated cheese.


Recipe can be doubled if needed. Gradually add the spaghetti, stirring after each addition so it doesn’t stick together. Cook until pasta is done.

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