Easy Spaghetti Recipe

Main Dishes · Pasta · May 5, 2018

One of the easiest and most delicious versions the classic dinner recipe everyone loves! This easy spaghetti is full of hamburger meat, tasty seasonings, and tomato sauce. The whole family will approve of this spaghetti recipe – even the kids!!

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It seems like everyone I have ever met has “a spaghetti recipe” they know and love. At the same time, everyone seems to have a different recipe for the common meal. Some have store-bought sauce, some homemade. Others have meat, some don’t. Some have veggies, others don’t. It just surprises me that they are all different, but I love that everyone has their own twist on the dish and have been making it a certain way for years. Like so many other families, we too have a Spaghetti recipe everyone loves that my mom has been making since I was a little girl. We make it in our home at least once a month and it’s a recipe EVERYONE, including the baby, loves.

That’s probably why we make this spaghetti so often! It’s simple, easy to make, always tastes delicious, and everyone likes it. The thing I love most of all is that the leftovers are just as great!! Honestly, it tastes exactly the same heated up as if it was just made (my kind of leftover)!! Whenever I make this spaghetti, I usually serve it with some cheesy garlic bread and a side like Fried Zucchini, and it makes for one delicious meal!

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How to Make this Simple Spaghetti Recipe:

As I mentioned already this recipe is so simple and includes a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that is delicious with with a hint of sweetness. The sauce takes some time since you simmer it for almost an hour, but I promise it’s worth it. Here are the steps to make this yummy recipe…

  1. Brown your hamburger in a large pan. Drain the fat if desired.
  2. Throw in salt, pepper, tomato sauce and paste, water (with the bouillon cubes in it or beef broth in the can), sugar, basil, oregano and garlic. Simmer on low for an hour.
  3. Twenty minutes before the hour is up, cook the box of spaghetti noodles as directed on package.
  4. Once the noodles are cooked, add them to the sauce and serve right away.

We like to top our spaghetti off with grated (or even shredded) Parmesan cheese and some fresh basil if desired. It truly is so delicious!

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We’ve made this recipe for so long and know that all the kids LOVE it! No onions… no veggies… I guess that’s what makes it kid-friendly, lol! Here is our super easy recipe for you to try out as well!

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Spaghetti Recipe

One of the easiest and most delicious versions the classic dinner recipe everyone loves! This easy spaghetti is full of hamburger meat, tasty seasonings, and tomato sauce. The whole family will approve of this spaghetti recipe - even the kids!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 cubes beef bouillion
  • 1 can tomato sauce small
  • 1 can tomato paste small
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 c hot water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • dash of garlic
  • spaghetti noodles

Instructions

  1. Brown your hamburger in a large pan.

  2. Once cooked, throw in salt, pepper, tomato sauce and paste, water (with the bouillon cubes in it), sugar, basil, oregano and garlic. Simmer on low for an hour.

  3. A few minutes before the hour is done, cook box of spaghetti noodles as directed on package.

  4. Once the noodles are cooked, drain and add to spaghetti sauce. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 959mg 40%
Potassium 568mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 13.7%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Can’t go wrong with spaghetti! This recipe look delish!
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      Lil' Luna

      Definitely not – especially in our fam! We have it at least once a month! 😉

    Mique

    My family loooves spaghetti. Josh usually makes it on Sunday with a “secret ingredient” for everyone to guess. 😉 We’ll have to try this one. Pinned!
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      Lil' Luna

      That’s so fun!! Definitely have Josh give this recipe a try… it’s so easy and delish!! XO

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    Yum, Yum, Yummmmmmy! This looks lip smackin’ good!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!! 🙂
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      Lil' Luna

      Let me know if you do try it. It’s our FAVORITE!! 😀

    Michele

    This was so good. Tried it lastnight. Not only did my husband and I both like it, but my picky little eater loved it too! And she usually wants spaghetti with no sauce. Lastnight she asked for “a little more sauce”. So kudos to you, I’ll definitely be sifting through your other website and goodies on your site.

      Lil' Luna

      Your comment made my day, Michele! I LOVE hearing that. This Spaghetti recipe is definitely our fav! Our kids are picky too but they’ll eat this no problem at all!! 😀

    Brittany

    My kids and husband are extremely picker eaters and hate jar sauce, so this was a good find. They love it. The only thing I found is that a whole box of noodles (at least the barilla multigrain kind I use) is too much for the amount of sauce. So I only use 3/4 of a box of noodles and we have plenty leftover with our family of 5.

    Sally

    I found this recipe via Recipe Girl and the weekly meal plans. This reminds me of the spaghetti I ate when growing up — except that there was onion in it.

    I did make one major change to the preparation of the recipe. I recently read the article at Food52 about the origins of Martha Stewart’s One Pan Pasta Recipe along with some variations. I decided to try and make this with that method. Instead of adding 2 cups of water, I added 4 1/2 cups and the spaghetti and let it boil for 9 minutes. Perfect! And only one pan to wash.

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, perfect! I’m so glad you liked it and will have to try it one pan next time I make it. Thanks for the tip! 😀

    Dusty

    Do you drain the fat from the hamburger? and what mix should I use 70/30 or something leaner?

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, you could drain the meat or you don’t have to. I have done both and they work out the same..it just depends on what you like and as far as the meat, you could use whatever meat you like. I use whatever I have on hand, usually 80/20, but any of it, will be just fine in this recipe. Hope you enjoy, as much as we do…it’s the best!

    Jennifer Geiman

    I’d like to try this recipe. Do you use a pound of pasta? The amount isn’t specified in the recipe.
    Thanks!

    Reem Bieber

    I’ve been making this recipe at least ten times now but i STILL don’t know exactly what measurements you are using for the tomato sauce or the tomato paste ! what exactly is the size of a small can of tomato sauce and a small can of tomato paste ?

    Robin S.

    Sounds like a good recipe, and very similar to mine! I actually use Better ‘n Boullion chicken flavor. It’s a flavorful paste, more expensive than bouillon but much more flavorful and lasts longer. And I use the chicken flavor, which sounds strange but works really well. I’ll have to try yours too! I’ll probably add a bit of olive oil. Thanks! ❤

    Tina

    For the small cans, you mean the 8 oz cans correct? Just not the standard size?

    Also for your basil and oregano – did you use dried or fresh? Thanks!

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