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One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

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Sharing my One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti that is the perfect quick fix dinner recipe!
One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

I love simple weeknight dinner recipes, they are literally my favorite recipes to develop on Picky Palate.  This One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti is a family pleaser and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.  With just a handful of simple pantry ingredients you’ll have dinner on the table in no time at all.


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One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

You can also add your favorite protein to this recipe.  Some chopped rotisserie chicken, ground beef, Italian sausage, shrimp….it’s all good!  Enjoy!

One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti


One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

One Pot Cheesy SpaghettiPrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 15 min


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken in half
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for a minute then add tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic salt, basil and red pepper flakes. Add spaghetti noodles and water then cover with lid and boil on medium high for 7-8 minutes until noodles are softened. Remove lid and stir to combine. Serve like this or top with shredded cheese and close lid for 2 minutes to melt. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 6 Servings

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  1. 1
    Heather Christo says:

    what awesome comfort food Jenny!

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    Maria Lichty says:

    Who can say no to all that cheese!

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    So nice and easy and I love all of the melted cheese!

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    My mouth is watering over this dish!

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    Gaby Dalkin says:

    So much cheese, so little time! Looks amazing, and love that it calls for only one pot!

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    youtube mp3 says:

    So cheesy~ One pot spaghetti is the best >.< (I'm too lazy to wash two pots) Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

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    Holly says:

    I made this and it was so good and flavorful! Our family of 3 ate the whole pot. My only complaint is that it took forever for my pasta to cook in the sauce. It certainly was not 7-8 minutes. More like 20 or longer. I will make again definitely but cook the pasta separately.

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