One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Servings: 1 yield(s)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
  • 1 lb 90% ground beef
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup 28 ounces crushed tomatoes, I love Tuttorosso
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cup water
  • 4 torn basil leaves, plus optional more for garnish
  • 8 oz wheat or gluten-free spaghetti, broken in half (I love Delallo)
  • 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 about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the onions, and garlic and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  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 medium-low heat (do not open) until the water is absorbed and the pasta is cooked, about 17 to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve topped with grated cheese if desired!