Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs

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You only need one pan to make this recipe for Skillet Spaghetti and Meatballs because the spaghetti cooks right in the sauce! Your weeknight dinner just got even easier!


  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 25 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 ounces uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • optional: grated parmesan and fresh herbs for topping


  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl and mix until just combined.
  2. Form into 14-16 meatballs.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Sear meatballs, rotating every minute.
  5. Add sauce to pan. Fill jar 2/3 full with water. Shake the jar and add liquid to the pan. (If you’re using homemade sauce, just add 2 cups water).
  6. Clear space in the middle of the pan between the meatballs. Break noodles in half and add to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 8 minutes.
  7. Stir, cover and cook 8-10 minutes more or until pasta reaches desired doneness.
  8. Top with cheese and fresh herbs before serving.