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How to Cook Traditional Spaghetti With Prego and Rotel

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A plate of spaghetti

A plate of spaghetti

There are many different ways to make spaghetti but I thought I would share how I like to make it myself! This recipe serves roughly 6–10, depending on how much sauce you and your dining partners prefer on your noodles.


  • 1 box thin spaghetti noodles
  • 2 (24-ounce) jars Prego Traditional and Tomato Basil Garlic sauce (feel free to try other flavors; I prefer these)
  • 1 can Rotel, mild or original
  • 1 pack McCormick brand spaghetti seasoning
  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 small box garlic bread of your choice (optional)


  1. Start off by heating a large pan of water for your noodles. Heat to boiling and put your noodles in. Cook until noodles are at your desired tenderness. (Tip: I put salt and vegetable oil in the mix to keep the noodles from sticking together!)
  2. While waiting on your noodles to cook, take your ground beef and cook it until brown. While you are browning the meat, take the McCormick spaghetti seasoning and sprinkle half of it on the meat; leave the other half for later. Don't forget to keep checking your noodles and make sure you don't overcook them!
  3. Mix your Prego sauce and Rotel in a separate pan. Place on simmering heat and add the remaining spaghetti seasoning into the mix.
  4. If you opted to also enjoy garlic bread with this meal, this is when you'll probably want to start cooking it (depending on what brand you purchased and its cook time).
  5. When your meat is done, mix it with the Prego and Rotel and let simmer for a couple minutes.
  6. Once your noodles and garlic bread are finished, serve and enjoy!