One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs
One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Guys, this lazy cook's one-pan spaghetti and meatballs recipe is a total game changer. The next time you want to get dinner on the table with ease—and not deal with a million dirty dishes--we've got you covered.

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8 servings


1 pound ground beef

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ cup chopped fresh parsley

⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg, whisked

½ cup plain bread crumbs

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 


1 pound dried spaghetti

3 cups marinara sauce (store-bought or homemade)

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Make the Meatballs: In a medium bowl, mix the beef with the garlic powder, parsley and Parmesan to combine. Add the egg and bread crumbs, and mix to combine.

2. Form the mixture into balls, using about 2 tablespoons of meat per ball.In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs to the pan and cook until they are fully cooked and golden brown all over, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Make the Spaghetti: Remove the meatballs from the pan and set them aside. Drain any grease from the pan, and then fill it with three inches of water and a few pinches of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti in an even layer and boil until al dente, 8 to 9 minutes (or according to package directions).

4. Drain the spaghetti, then return it to the pan. Add the marinara sauce and meatballs; toss to coat. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley. Serve warm, immediately.


244 calories

19g fat

6g carbs

13g protein

1g sugars


274 calories

3g fat

50g carbs

10g protein

7g sugars

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