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All Recipes, Main Dishes / October 21, 2022

EASY One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti | Delicious 30 Minute Pasta Recipe

One pot. Simple ingredients. Amazing Flavors. Done in 30 minutes. That´s what this Easy One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti is all about. A dish that will make kids run to the dinner table, yet elegant enough for a weekend dinner, next to a salad and a bottle of Spanish wine.

One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti
Seriously folks, this Cheesy Spaghetti has an insane amount of flavor, it´s effortless to put together and once again, it´s a one pot meal. Meaning no extra pans, no extra burners to turn on and an absolute easy clean up.

One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti
I used spaghetti in this recipe, but you can use any other type of pasta you have on hand. Such as penne pasta, elbow macaroni or even bow tie pasta. Just use the same amount of pasta to liquid ratio as I did. 2 cups liquid to 8 oz of pasta.

One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: For the cheese I used fresh mozzarella. But you can use other types of cheese, just make sure they EASILY melt. Like Provolone, Burrata or a Young White Cheddar.

One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Easy One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 422 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 2 grams
  • 1 tsp dried thyme 1 gram
  • 1 can tomato sauce 14.5 oz / 410 ml
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz / 410 ml
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 480 ml
  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 2 balls fresh mozzarella
  • handful fresh basil
  • dash white sugar
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion and roughly chop the garlic

  3. Add the chopped onion and garlic into the pan with the hot olive oil, mix together

  4. After 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the paprika, dried oregano and dried thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the canned tomato sauce, canned diced tomatoes and season with sea salt, black pepper and a dash of white sugar, mix together and simmer

  5. Once the tomato sauce has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes, add in the broth and raise to a high heat, when the broth comes to a boil add in the spaghetti, mix every 1 to 2 minutes

  6. Meanwhile, pat the fresh mozzarella dry with paper towels, then cut into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick slices

  7. After 7 to 8 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed, but there is still some left, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, simmer for 2 to 4 minutes or until all the broth has been absorbed, then remove the lid and mix together, add in the slices of fresh mozzarella, all in a single layer, place the lid back on the pan and remove from the heat

  8. Once the cheese is melted through, about 3 minutes, remove the lid, garnish with freshly chopped basil, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used in this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Easy One-Pot Cheesy Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 817mg36%
Potassium 704mg20%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 907IU18%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan cheese i never had cheesy spaghetti before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    21 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      22 . Oct . 2022

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