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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!

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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

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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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 593mg26%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 172mg17%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Heather Christo says:

    what awesome comfort food Jenny!

  2. 2
    Maria Lichty says:

    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
    Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  6. 6
    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!!

  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.

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

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