Easy Spaghetti Recipe

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. We make it in our home at least once a month and it’s a recipe EVERYONE, including the baby, loves.

With that in mind, that’s probably why we make this spaghetti so often. It’s simple and everyone likes it. I usually serve it with some cheesy garlic bread and a side like Fried Zucchini, and it makes for one delicious meal!


Simple Spaghetti Recipe

This spaghetti sauce recipe is my favorite!!

Simple Spaghetti Recipe

How to Make this Simple Spaghetti Recipe:

This sauce takes time to simmer, but only minutes to prepare! That’s why it’s so simple! All you have to do is:

  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), sugar, basil, oregano and garlic. Simmer on low for an hour.
  3. 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. ENJOY!

Spaghetti Recipe

I love that this recipe is easy to make and always tastes delicious. 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!!)

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

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


  • 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


  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 956mg 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 11.7%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Be sure to check out our Easy Cheesy Garlic bread which is the perfect side for this dish:

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread - this is our favorite recipe for Garlic bread. It takes minute to put together and is so cheesy and delicious. It's the perfect side dish to any meal.


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

      Lil' Luna

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


    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!

      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!!!! 🙂

      Lil' Luna

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


    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!! 😀


    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.


    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! 😀


    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.

    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! ❤

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