No need to worry about a separate pan to boil spaghetti. The noodles cook right in the sauce in this no-fuss dinner recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan cook the ground beef, fresh mushrooms (if using), onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain.

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  • Stir in the canned mushrooms (if using), broth, water, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Add the broken spaghetti, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 17 to 20 minutes or until spaghetti is tender and sauce is desired consistency, stirring frequently. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; 15 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 926 mg sodium. 704 mg potassium; 44 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 22 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 1118 IU vitamin a; 19 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 8 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 131 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

Reviews (9)

120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
Good Golly Miss Molly, I am lovin all the, antique like me, recipes!! I made this when my Children were in their single digit years, they have both gone through, mid life crisis!! This is quick and easy and tasty, I will be making it once again, after the ground meat thaws!! This is also a great way to use up those end pieces of veggies that like to gather in the far corners of the produce drawers!! Many Happy Meals to you!!raf
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2017
I have used this for several years. It is in the plaid cookbook I got 45 years ago. My family likes it and it is easy. I could put everything out on the counter for when I got home from work (except meat), and dinner would be ready shortly. I also put it in the crockpot and it worked well. Just put it on low.
Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2017
This is a tasty, quick and simple recipe. If you like the dishes that have the pasta cooked in the sauce like in lasagna then it won't bother you. I don't because I think it makes the sauce taste starchy. I guess I could parboil the pasta and then add it but why bother? Might better cook it separately and add to the sauce. Would I make it again if I was short on time., didn't want to dirty extra pans, was camping, etc., yes absolutely, but if I had time and hubby was washing dishes (:)) I'd cook the pasta separately.
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2016
Tasty and really easy!  I doubled the recipe because I had a 12 oz package of spaghetti, and added an additional 8 ounce can tomato sauce because we like more tomato.  It needed "something" so I added a couple pinches of red pepper flakes and that helped.  This is now on my permanent rotation.
Rating: Unrated
05/29/2013
this recipe looks good and I am going to try it tonite. Can leftovers be frozen?
Rating: Unrated
07/30/2016
I freeze pasta dishes, casseroles, lasagna and things like that quite often.  The spaghetti in this recipe may be a bit softer, some may say "mushy" but it should be just fine as long as it's cooled completely before putting into freezer containers.
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Rating: Unrated
05/17/2016
We have fallen in love with this.  I made a couple of small changes, but very minor.  I shared it with a neighbor and they also loved it and asked for the recipe.
Rating: Unrated
03/11/2015
This is a staple in my house. I made it again last night. My family loves it. I omit the mushrooms because my family is not a big fan of them.
Rating: Unrated
03/11/2015
Sauce can be frozen, but I don't know about cooked pasta. Not sure what its texture will be after being frozen and thawed. Maybe someone else has experience with that?