How to Make Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce at the Same Time in One Pot

Weeknight meals can be tricky sometimes. You’re already running around doing a million things, how can anyone expect you to prepare a full-blown meal, too? Well, that’s where one-pot meals often come in handy. Not only do they make cooking a breeze, but clean up is simple, too! Because, as you guessed, there’s only one pot to clean. But this one-pot meal is taking things to the next level – next-level easy, that is. Not only are you preparing your pasta in one pot, but you’re preparing your sauce in the same pot! Unheard of. Watch the video below to see how you can make this simplified dinner yourself.

Just when you thought one-pot meals couldn’t get any easier, we bring you this: an entire spaghetti dinner in one pot!

If you’re wondering how it’s possible to make your sauce with your spaghetti (the pasta has to cook in water, doesn’t it?) it should be mentioned that you’re not going to be whipping up a can of Ragu in your pot. This “sauce” is very minimal, with chopped tomatoes and all the right seasoning that makes your pasta pop. But you shouldn’t expect the same creamy sauce as you would get in a jar.

In about 10 minutes, you have a healthy, hearty meal that tastes great and took almost no time to prepare! Now that is one-pot perfection.

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– 12 oz. spaghetti
– 2 chopped tomatoes
– 1 handful of basil
– 3 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 tbsp. tomato paste
– 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
– Red pepper
– 1 tsp. salt
– 5 cups of water
– 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan


1. In one large pot, combine your spaghetti, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, red pepper, and salt.
2. On top of all your ingredients add 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
3. Cook for 6-8, stirring throughout. Towards the end, sprinkle on your Parmesan. Stir to combine.
4. Garnish with more basil and Parmesan before enjoying.