Fried Spaghetti | The Best Easy Spaghetti Recipe

Fried spaghetti in a cast-iron skillet. Some of the noodles are on top of the melted cheese and there was a spoon and fork in place of the noodles at the front of the skillet.

5 from 11 reviews

This fried spaghetti is the ultimate fried pasta dish. It has crispy yet tender noodles, a flavorful homemade tomato sauce, and melty cheese on top. It's delicious a twist on a classic spaghetti dinner that the whole family is sure to love. And best of all, it comes together in about 30 minutes!



2 tbsp of olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 pound (450g) ground beef

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried parsley

½ tsp dried basil

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

20oz (600ml) tomato sauce

10 oz (300ml) crushed tomato

14 oz (400g) spaghetti

½ cup (50g) Parmesan cheese, shredded

½ cup (70g) Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet and sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add ground beef, seasonings, and spices and cook until the meat has browned and cooked through. 
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes and cook for another 20 minutes on medium heat until it thickens a bit, then set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  4. Cook spaghetti or pasta of your choice according to package directions. 
  5. Drain the spaghetti - saving one ladle of the pasta water -and pour the spaghetti and the ladle of water into the skillet. Carefully mix everything until combined.
  6. Sprinkle both cheeses over the pasta and transfer the skillet into the oven. 
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and serve. 


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