Spaghetti One Dish Supper By Microwave Recipe

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Spaghetti One Dish Supper by Microwave

Lula Clausen


I had to feed my family of 4 without a stove. We moved into a rental that was supposed to have a stove. It was electric and the first time I touched it I got shocked! With 2 little ones the stove had to be unplugged! NO gas connections either. We had a Coleman camp stove but had to drive 20 miles 1 way just to get more fuel for it. Food that would cook in a microwave was our meal fare till we could find another electric stove. Hubby was picky. The 3 year old loved spaghetti and the 1 year old was just learning to eat family food so it was a challenge to find foods that would satisfy everyone.

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20 Min


20 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef (or turkey or pork)
4 c
tomato juice
1-1 1/2 tsp
italian seasoning (or oregano & basil)
1 Tbsp
onion flakes, dehydrated
1/2-1 tsp
garlic powder
spaghetti (4 servings), broken into 4 inch pieces
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Put ground meat in a microwave safe 2 quart bowl. Heat and stir to break up meat into small pieces.
Should take around 4 minutes.
When meat is no longer pink. Add tomato juice and seasonings. Heat to very hot - almost boiling.
WATCH the tomato juice will boil over very easily.
Add spaghetti that is broken into about 3 - 4 inch pieces. This length makes it easier to stir.
Cook on high and stir about every minute so nothing gets clumpy. Cook till spaghetti is al-dente.

NOTE: Total cooking time is approximate. Since this recipe was done in the 1970s microwaves have changed a lot!
Serve with grated Parmesan and/or Romano Cheese.
NOTE: The grocery store where we shopped would blend the ground meat to your desires.
I apologize for not having pictures. I don't have a camera that will take pictures and put them on the computer. If someone wants to, I'd be happy to have you add a picture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey, Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spaghetti, #Tomato, #juice