Classic Italian Spaghetti

Christopher Gonzalez


I've been making spaghetti for as long as I've been in a kitchen. It's always been one of my favorites. A friend of mine told me once my spaghetti was the best he's ever eaten, so considering I was only 24 at the time, I was inspired to keep perfecting the dish any chance I got. Hope everone enjoys.

★★★★★ 2 votes
8 to 10
45 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


16 oz
thin spaghetti pasta
2 lb
ground chuck
2 pkg
mccormick's spaghetti seasoning
1 (10oz.) can(s)
italian diced tomatoes
1 (8oz.) can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 large
green bell pepper
1/3 large
yellow onion
1 small
can of sliced mushrooms (optional)
minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp
powdered cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
italian seasoning
ground black pepper and salt to taste
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Classic Italian Spaghetti


  • 1In a large, 13 inch, deep frying pan, melt the butter and oil together on med./low heat. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and minced garlic to oil. Satee and stir for about 5 minutes. turn off heat and set aside.
  • 2Put the ground chuck in large bowl. When vegetables have cooled for a few minutes, add them to the raw ground chuck. Using plastic gloves, incorperate the vegetables into the meat thourghly.
  • 3Put the skillet back on med./low heat. Add the meat/veggie mixture, add a lid, and brown the meat mixture. (8 to 10 minutes)
  • 4After meat mixture has browned, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and both pkgs. of spaghetti seasoning. Stir well.
  • 5Next, add all the rest of the seasoning ingredients. Stir well again. Add lid and continue to simmer on med./low heat for about 30 more minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • 6While spaghetti sauce is simmering, add 2 qts. water to a larg boiling pot. Add 1 teas. olive oil, and a 1/2 teas. salt on hi heat. When water starts boiling, break the spaghetti pasta in half, then add to water. Boil 6 to 8 minutes, unless pkg. directions instruct longer.
  • 7When pasta is done, drain, add 2 TBLS. butter, then fold well.
  • 8Salt or garlic salt the spaghetti sauce to taste. Serve with your favorite garlic bread.

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About Classic Italian Spaghetti

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian