One-Pot Mozzarella Spaghetti Skillet

My mom used to make this for us when we were growing up, and I loved it.  I always liked spaghetti, but this was a bit of a different taste, and I love that it is all cooked in the same pot – less dishes!


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. broken spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 tsp each salt and Italian seasoning
  • 2 c. shredded  mozzarella cheese

Combine beef, onion and green pepper in large frying pan.  Saute over medium heat until meat is browned.  Drain fat.

Add tomatoes & juice, stir in water, spaghetti, salt and seasoning.  Bring to a boil  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is cooked.

Add cheese, stir until melted. 

Serves 4-6.  Quick, easy, and delicious!

Since we go through a lot of food in our house, I like to double it if I can.  I usually keep the same amount of ground beef, then double the spaghetti, tomatoes and water.  This ends up being  a very affordable dish since I got the tomatoes and noodles for $.88 each, and the doubled recipe makes two meals for us.  I’ve also added lentils in the past, which the boys really liked too.

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. I think I am going to replace beef with some mushrooms and try this :)

    Nice one. Visiting from UBC

  2. Looks good and easy enough to do! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Definitely going to give this a go, my 3 sons love spaghetti!!!

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