>Spaghetti is an easy dish to whip up on a busy night, but to make it even easier, I cook the entire thing in one pot — together. No boiling pasta, I just throw it right in.
Here is my quick an easy recipe to do it.
This serves our family of 5 with enough to have lunch leftovers for a couple days.
1 lb dry thin spaghetti
1/2 lb ground turkey or beef (I use ground turkey)
32 oz jar spaghetti sauce
2-3 tbs olive oil
1 heaping tsp minced garlic
1 tbs Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
4-5 cups of water
To begin, brown the meat, then set aside to add back in later.
Next, on medium high heat, add enough olive oil to cover the entire bottom, usually about 2-3 tbs. Once it warms up, add the minced garlic. This brings out the garlic.
At this point, my entire family comes running to see what’s for dinner. Don’t let the garlic burn, so just let it sit for about a minute or so. Next, add the spaghetti sauce, meat Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Mix well.
Let it get to a boil, then throw in the spaghetti. I usually break my spaghetti in half. I’ve found it’s easier to stir in the pot when it’s broke in half. Next, add the water. I usually add about 4 cups to begin with, and keep an extra cup handy by the stove.
As soon as it gets back to a boil, turn it down to medium or medium – low. Stir occasionally. Keep an eye on it because the water is absorbed quickly by the pasta, and it can lead to burning (which is why I keep the extra water handy).
It takes about 15 minutes for the pasta to be done. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.