Don't miss a single recipe from Picky Palate: sign up for my weekly newsletter


One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti Recipe

Sharing my One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti Recipe that makes the perfect one pot meals!
Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti Recipes

This One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti is a family pleaser and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. I love simple weeknight dinner recipes, they are literally my favorite recipes to develop on Picky Palate. With just a handful of simple pantry ingredients you’ll have dinner on the table in no time at all. This is an excellent recipe to teach your older children. They can easily prepare this one for the family to have some cooking experience under their belt!

Try my Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe too! Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration!

Check out my latest step by step video. Be sure to follow me on YouTube for lots of new recipe videos this year!

One Pot Meals

Spaghetti Recipe

Tips For One Pot Meals

  • Be sure not to overcook your spaghetti noodles. I always cook for one minute less than suggested to have a little bite to my noodles.
  • Use your favorite protein for a more hearty meal. I’ve used chopped rotisserie chicken, ground beef, Italian Sausage and even shrimp.
  • Saute any of your favorite vegetables to add as well. This is a versatile weeknight meal to get creative with!

Spaghetti Recipe

For more Picky Palate diner recipes click HERE.

One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, quick fix dinner, spaghetti
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 283 kcal
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 593mg 25%
Potassium 386mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 16.8%
Calcium 17.2%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pin Easy Spaghetti Recipes!

Spaghetti Recipe

Follow me on instagram

FOLLOW PICKY PALATE ON INSTAGRAM! Show me what recipes you're making from Picky Palate by using #pickypalate.

Comments Leave a Reply
Print Recipe Print Recipe

Powered by MailChimp

Other recipes you may enjoy...


24 Responses | Comments RSS

  1. 1
    Heather Christo says:

    what awesome comfort food Jenny!

  2. 2

    Who can say no to all that cheese!

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    My mouth is watering over this dish!

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7
    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.

  8. 8

    I’m drooling. The dish is so great! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  9. 9

    Candidates Can check Chatrpati Shahu Ji Mararaj University Result 2017

  10. 10

    […] Monday:  One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti […]

  11. 11
    My Blog says:

    There is definately a great deal to learn about this subject.
    I really like all of the points you made.

  12. 12
    vivian says:

    make this party could be the food

  13. 13

    Very Nice Blog…Informative and innovative…In case you want to enjoy erotic blogs and want to get escort services visit our website for escort services in Kolkata

  14. 14

    It is fortunate to check out informative blog like this..For webmaster it gives them new source of inspiration..If you feel stressed up and need escort service in Pune then you must visit our official website of Jessica Joshi.

  15. 15

    Only few people have the knowledge like this…I appreciate your efforts to help others.Starter like me feels great to have your advise.. In case you want to check out my website for escort services in Lucknow kindly visit official website for Prity Khanna. Any comment feed back suggestion or enquiry is mostly welcome….

  16. 16

    In case you want to seek pleasure and have full night rotic fun with call girls in Jammu simply book escorts in jammu from us..Please click bellow

  17. 17

    If you are in Bangalore and need escort services in Bangalore you can book female escorts from escorts adda for adult personal services.Kindly visit

  18. 18

    Now it is extremely easy to get escort services in Chandigarh.Simply visit our website and book escorts in Chandigarh easily.Please check our latest official website

  19. 19

    Great ideas, i love your article. It gives me more ideas on home to organize my room with my shoes and stuff for my children.Keep up the good work

  20. 20

    […] Easy dinner ideas are some of my favorite kind of recipes to make!  We’ve been making baked spaghetti for years.  Kids and adults love this simple to prepare recipe.  Serve with a nice loaf of crusty bread and a side salad.  Some roasted veggies go great with this dish too.  Be sure to check out more simple spaghetti recipes! […]

  21. 21

    […] my One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe […]

  22. 22

    […] my One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe […]

  23. 23

    […] my One Pot Cheesy Spaghetti Recipe too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe […]

  24. 24
    JohnnyAnogy says:

    I like soul bands! I really do! And my favourite soul band is Johnnyswim! The members Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano are about to perform more than 40 concerts for their fans in 2019 and 2020! To know more about Johnnyswim band in 2019 and 2020 visit website You won’t miss any concert by Johnnyswim in 2020 if you visit the link!

Leave a Comment

Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!