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Make this delicious Easy Ranch Spaghetti in minutes to give your spaghetti an extra burst of zesty flavor!
Do you love Ranch? If you are from Oklahoma like I am, Ranch is just a way of life when it comes to food. I think we are pretty much born using Ranch Dressing or Seasoning on just about everything. It just made sense to use it on this Easy Ranch Spaghetti too.
This spaghetti is a go-to pantry style meal that is perfect any weeknight, plus it’s a kid-friendly recipe too.
Can you add additional marinara sauce to Ranch Spaghetti?
Of course, you can add additional marinara sauce to Ranch Spaghetti, just add it directly to the pasta. This is a great base dish to get creative with. It can also be made with spaghetti squash or other types of pasta as well.
I prefer to add more to the pasta, the best way to do this is to drain the pasta and return it to a pot. Once it’s in a pot, just add in the marinara and warm it right in the pot with the pasta.
Lastly, top it with the meat sauce and serve.
What type of Ranch Seasoning do you use for Ranch Spaghetti?
We prefer to use Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, the whole packet. It’s one we keep on hand in the pantry and it really brings the best flavor to the meat.
If you prefer, you can also make Homemade Ranch Seasoning too!
We’ve found the off brands of Ranch Seasoning just lack the flavor that the Hidden Valley Ranch has.
This seasoning can also be used to make these amazing Seasoned Pretzels too, if you love this recipe then you’ll enjoy those pretzels as well.
How long do you cook spaghetti pasta?
The pasta only needs to be cooked for about 8-10 minutes, it’s easy to cook it alongside the meat sauce that you are making for Ranch Spaghetti.
If you prefer to make this without pasta, you can also use this meat to top to a bun for a Ranch Style Sloppy Joe or Baked Potatoes as well. It’s a very versatile meat sauce to use for a variety of recipes.
Let’s make some great Easy Ranch Spaghetti tonight!
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 Package of Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 1 26oz Jar of Pasta Sauce (Prego Meat Sauce)
- 1 lb Spaghetti Pasta or Gluten-Free Pasta, cooked and drained
- 14.5 Canned Tomatoes, Drained (Optional)
- In a large skillet brown the ground beef.
- Once the ground beef is browned and drained, add in the ranch seasoning, pasta sauce, and optional tomatoes.
- Let this simmer on medium heat.
- Serve topped over cooked pasta.
The canned tomatoes can be added in to give more of a chunky texture if you prefer. If you are using a pasta sauce that already has vegetables in it, you can opt-out of using the canned tomatoes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1597mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 14gSugar: 20gProtein: 32g