Easy Spaghetti Skillet Recipe

This is an easy pasta skillet to prepare on those busy nights when time is at a premium.
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  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 20 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • ⅓ cup Garden Guacamole Starter
  • ½ cup sour cream

cooking methods

  • Stovetop
  • Simmer


  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, combine beef and Garlic Garlic Seasoning. Cook and crumble until no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes. Drain off liquid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except sour cream; stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 10-15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
Serve with cheesy garlic bread.

Wine Pairing: Red Zinfandel or Chianti Classico.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Place step 1 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Combine tomato sauce and Garden Guacamole Starter in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags and broken spaghetti in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories: 560
Fat: 22g
Sodium: 840mg
Carbs: 51g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 38g

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not our favorite I tasted this before I put the sour cream in and thought WOW! This is so good! Then I added the sour cream and both my husband and I thought it tasted like hamburger helper. Next time I won't add the sour cream.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Busy Weeknight savior! I made the freezer friendly version on a weekend. Pulled it out 2wks later and made it on a busy school night. Really easy! 15min max. One pot 2 clean up. You don't even have 2 drain the pasta. Hubs LOVED this and wants me to make it again. We had leftovers that heated up nicely in the micro, too. We like things spicy, so we personally added fiesta Party dip mix & we also topped it w/Parmesan cheese. YUM!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, tasty and an excellent leftover This one pan meal was easy and used up a number of ingredients I already had on hand. It was a hit for days after as a tasty leftover.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soo easy to make My family loved it, will make again. I need quick and easy recipes and this works so well for our family.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and the best! This was a recipe I got in my 30 meal kit last year. I saved it and made it again recently...now for the 3rd time in 2 weeks! First for my bunco ladies and they all loved it. Then just because, and now for my whole family for lunch. It is fast and the best spaghetti ever! Can't beat that!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Spaghetti Skillet This is a delicious, easy stovetop meal. We love it!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good even without Sour Cream! This is a household favorite of ours! We've had this with and without sour cream (just depends on whether my husband is around to see what I add!!) and it's delicious either way! So easy, and clean up is a breeze with just one pan!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meal This recipe was easy and delicious. Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-08-23
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