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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Murton

One-Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Like most families, spaghetti is a staple food around our house and we usually make it a few times a month.

Recently though, I changed it up. I started making what I call Million Dollar Spaghetti! I named it that because

1. It tastes like a million dollars, it's so yummy!

2. I make it with some of the pricier sauces i.e. it "cost a million dollars". Not really, but it was a joke that stuck in our family.


one large pot of spaghetti

Now, this one-pot million-dollar spaghetti can totally be made with whatever sauce your family likes the best but I've made it with a variety of sauces and we keep coming back to this flavor combination.


This makes a big batch of spaghetti, perfect for a large family or leftovers because it's remarkably even better the next day!


plate of italian sausage spaghetti

One-Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti

  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage, ground

  • mushrooms, sliced (I use a whole pack of fresh mushrooms but skip if you don't like mushrooms)

  • Rao's tomato basil spaghetti sauce, 24 oz jar

  • Rao's roasted garlic Alfredo sauce, 15 oz jar

  • 1 box of spaghetti noodles, uncooked

  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Serves: 8 Total cook time: 40 mins


1. In a large Dutch oven, cook your ground Italian sausage over medium-high heat until almost cooked through.

2. Add in your sliced mushrooms and cook down.

3. Mix in your spaghetti sauce and then fill the empty jar about 1/2 way with water and add that too. Stir to combine

4. Break your spaghetti noodles in half and put them on top of the sauce. Stir slightly to cover the noodles.

5. Top the noodles with a jar of Alfredo sauce.

6. Add your shredded mozzarella cheese to the top of everything.

7. Cover and cook on low, simmering, for 10 minutes.

8. Remove the lid and stir the noodles to make sure they are not clumping.

9. Cover and continue to cook on low for another 10 minutes.

10. Stir noodles again and recover for another 10 minutes. Your noodles are going to cook for a total of 30 minutes. I've tried to space it out more and only stir ever 15 minutes but I've had trouble lately with the noodles sticking so I've changed up the time a bit.

10. Stir before serving and enjoy!


one pot family favorite spaghetti

We serve our million-dollar spaghetti with a yummy side salad and sometimes some garlic bread.


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