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Homemade Spaghetti in a Skillet

The Ultimate Guide to Making Homemade Spaghetti in a Skillet

Are you craving a delicious homemade spaghetti dinner but want to skip the traditional pot method? Look no further! We have the perfect recipe for you – Homemade Spaghetti in a Skillet. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through every step of creating mouthwatering spaghetti using ground beef, all cooked to perfection in a skillet.

Ingredients for Homemade Skillet Spaghetti

Before we dive into the cooking process, let’s gather all the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (optional)
  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles

Now that we have everything ready, let’s get cooking!

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Sautéing the Onions and Beef

Start by heating 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add ½ finely diced yellow onion. Sauté the onions until they are softened and translucent.

Next, add 1 pound of lean ground beef to the skillet. Break up the beef with a spoon and cook it until it’s browned and no longer pink. As the beef cooks, sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper for flavor.

2. Adding the Spaghetti and Sauce

After the beef is cooked, remove it from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add 3 cups of water. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet well to avoid any burnt bits.

Now, break 16 ounces of spaghetti noodles in half and add them to the skillet, arranging them in a criss-cross pattern. Pour 1 jar of spaghetti sauce evenly over the noodles, ensuring they are fully covered.

If you prefer a bit of extra flavor and texture, you can also add 1 can of diced tomatoes on top of the spaghetti sauce.

3. Simmering to Perfection

Carefully pour the remaining water over the spaghetti, ensuring that the noodles are mostly submerged. Gently push down on the spaghetti to ensure even cooking.

Cover the skillet with a lid and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the spaghetti is cooked to your desired tenderness. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

4. Final Touches and Serving

Once the spaghetti is cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Finally, give the spaghetti a good stir, combining the sauce, tomatoes, and beef evenly.

Serve your homemade skillet spaghetti hot, accompanied by a crisp dinner salad and some garlic cheese toast for a complete and satisfying meal.

If you’re ready to elevate your spaghetti game and impress your family and friends with this delicious homemade dish, give this recipe a try today!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?