I created this One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs in an effort to speed my normal spaghetti and meatball recipe (which seems to take forever!). By cooking the meatballs and noodles in the same pot you cut out boiling water, draining the noodles, and cleaning the colander and the pasta water pot. I am all about not washing extra dishes!
In testing this recipe I made some important notes:
- Use a non-stick skillet so the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
- Stir the noodles every 3-5 minutes so they don't stick together.
- Be careful when lifting of the lid while cooking the noodles because the marinara sauce splatters everywhere.
- Don't forget to serve it with crusty bread!
Here are more of my favorite pasta recipes: