One pot camping meals: One pot spaghetti recipe

One-Pot Spaghetti Recipe

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


This One Pot Spaghetti Recipe tastes amazing and comes together in just 15 minutes!  It works great as a one-pot camping meal that everyone will rave about and makes enough for leftovers the next day.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey or beef
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 oz. box dry spaghetti noodles
  • 32 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 510 fresh basil leaves, torn or 1 tsp. dried
  • 510 fresh oregano leaves, torn or 1 tsp. dried
  • salt and pepper to taste


Prep In Advance

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet, add onions and saute.
  2. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute.
  3. Add ground turkey or beef and cook until browned, drain.
  4. Let cool then place into a freezer ziplock bag and freeze.

To Prepare

  1. In a large pot, add spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, water dry spaghetti, and prepared meat.
  2. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until spaghetti is cooked.
  3. Turn off heat and add fresh or dried herbs and season with salt and pepper if desired.


Serve with parmesan cheese, a prepackaged salad mix, and foil pack garlic bread.