Dad’s Best Spaghetti Recipe in One Pot


Yeah, you read that right. All you need for this entire recipe is a single pot. So, not only can you impress the family and those picky appetites with a mind blowing spaghetti dish, but you can also wow the old lady by doing “all” the dishes.
This one is a go-to favourite of mine passed down from my parents. For those of you who don’t know how to make spaghetti, this one’s super easy. I mean, it’s all in one pot, how hard can it be, right? But seriously, this isn’t like normal spaghetti. It has that really awesome sweet and salty taste and it’s full of flavour. But not TOO much flavour, we all know how much kids hate that (cue eye roll).


What You Will Need:

  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 1lb of ground beef

  • 1 cup of peeled and chopped onion

  • 14oz of canned diced tomatoes

  • 10oz of canned mushrooms (with the juice)

  • 5.5oz of tomato paste

  • 1.5 cups of water

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp dried basil

  • ¼ tsp of dried oregano

  • 1 tsp of parsley flakes

  • 1 tsp of sugar

  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese

  • 1.5 tsp of salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 8oz of uncooked spaghetti


How to Make it:


  1. Heat the oil in an extra-large and super deep pan on medium heat. Add ground beef and the onion. Fry it until it’s nice and browned.

  2. Toss in the next 13 ingredients. Yeah, we don’t need to list them all in steps. Just throw them in and stir.

  3. Add in the uncooked spaghetti noodles and make sure they’re all covered in the awesome sauce. Put a lid on it and let it come to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat to about medium and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Throw away bay leaf, dish up, op with more parmesan cheese and devour.

Seriously, I promise you this isn’t like normally one pot spaghetti, it’s so good you will eat until you hurt. If you happen to give it a try, please let us know how it turned out! Comment and share below. And for more wicked Dad Recipes delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter here.

1 thought on “Dad’s Best Spaghetti Recipe in One Pot

  • This one gets a 👍 from my family. All in one pot and tastes great. The flavor of the sauce is imbeded in the noodles, now I’m wondering why I ever prepared them separately.

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