One-Dish Microwave Spaghetti

Quick and easy comfort food. Complete meal on it’s own, but garlic bread and a tossed salad make great additions. I had my doubts about spaghetti in the micro but it works out fine!

Easy peasy… I love it! Interestingly enough this recipe really improves on the reheat..

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One-Dish Microwave Spaghetti

Serves 4 – 5


1 lb ground beef or 1 lb Italian sausage
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, plus
19 1⁄2 ounces water
4 jar sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
1⁄2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 lb spaghetti, broken into 2 inch pieces (uncooked)
1⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Crumble ground beef into a microwave-safe casserole; add garlic salt & onion. Microwave on high until no longer pink (about 4 minutes); stirring once. Drain; stir to break meat into smaller pieces.

Add tomato sauce, water, mushrooms, remaining seasonings and spaghetti. Cover with casserole lid; microwave for 10-12 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring twice.

Let stand 5 minutes, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.


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