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One-Dish Spaghetti

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Trudie Reed of Orange, California relies on this made-in-minutes main dish quite often. "You don't even have to precook the spaghetti," she notes. "Served with a green salad and garlic bread, it makes a quick-and-easy supper."


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the beef, onion and garlic. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes; stir to crumble meat. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, salt and oregano. Cover and microwave on high for 2-1/2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the spaghetti; toss to coat. Cover and cook on high for 9-11 minutes, stirring twice. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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