Spaghetti good enough to get me writing again…………


This is the Easiest spaghetti I’ve ever made. It was a huge bonus that it was all in one pot AND I didn’t even have to boil noodles.

These little facts are a big deal- when I don’t exactly have a lot of extra time or energy to wash a bunch of dishes.  I haven’t posted in quite a while. My life has been a whirlwind of kid’s with broken arms & bad cases of croup requiring steroids.  I could really go on, but alas, you came here for the spaghetti recipe and not to hear about my crazy life. ;P So, here it is!

  • 1 lb ground meat (I used deer sausage)
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion (I used fresh diced green onion)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce (I used a jar of spaghetti sauce)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 4 ounces mushrooms (i used canned/drained)
  • 3 cups tomato juice (I used a can of sloppy joe sauce mixed with water to tomato juice consistency because I didn’t have tomato juice)
  • 4 ounces spaghetti, broken into pieces (I just broke in half)


  1. Brown beef and place in crockpot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except spaghetti and stir well.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  4. Turn to high the last hour and stir in spaghetti. (because I used my small crock pot and the sauce was bubbling already, I didn’t need to put on High (left it on Low) and it was DONE in 45 minutes.
Give it a try! It was a huge hit with the family and we’re having it again tonight, twice-baked-spaghetti. It’s even better the next night 😀

About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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