As much as I love to cook, I don’t necessarily have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. Yesterday, a friend said she was making one-pot spaghetti, I was intrigued. No boiling water and everything goes into one pot! This makes clean up easy! Less than 5-minutes of prep, cook for 24-minutes, dinner is done.
Rarely do I follow a recipe, so this is what I did tonight. When sauteing the chopped onion, I added about a half pound of hamburger and a few chopped mushrooms. One 22-ounce can of chopped tomatoes, two-cups of chicken broth and one box of spaghetti. Seasoned with garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. The pot was covered, burner set to a low simmer. I stirred it again after 10 minutes and removed from the stove 14 minutes later. Then I added a 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and adjusted the seasoning. Turned the burner off and let it sit for a few minutes while I set the table. During this resting period, it absorbs the last of the liquid. As long as you have this ratio of liquid to pasta, you can add anything you want, or anything you have for that matter. Next time I will make it gluten-free (GF), however, the rice noodles tend to be more fragile and break apart.
Crock pot version. This is untested, but looks promising.