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Skillet Spaghetti

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Skillet Spaghetti
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Be sure to stir this dish frequently as the pasta begins to soften, separating the strands carefully with your spoon. You could add your own homemade meatballs or use precooked frozen meatballs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 28-oz. jar pasta sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 24 frozen precooked meatballs
  • 12 oz. spaghetti pasta, broken in half
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In 12" skillet, combine spaghetti sauce and water and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and spaghetti and stir well, making sure spaghetti is under the sauce, completely covered in it. If necessary, you can add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water.

Bring to a boil again, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. You may add more water or tomato sauce if the mixture appears to be too dry. Cook until spaghetti is al dente and meatballs are hot. Top with cheese and serve immediately.

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 5 out of 5
Skillet Pasta Yum!, Guest

I love this! I did change it a bit. I used left over ground pork and mini bow tie pasta instead of the meatballs and spaghetti noodles. It came out great! I did have to add water two or three times, but this is so much easier than multiple pots! Now all I need is for my youngest to actually eat red sauce! :-)

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