Spicy Spaghetti

Spicy! Spicy! Spicy! That is exactly what you are going to get when you make this recipe. I love blending spices and seeing how good they turn out in my many dishes. I can spend all day long, mixing a little of this and a little of that. 

I love a good rub and am constantly trying to experiment with my very own blends. I included just the right spices for this recipe-Spicy Spaghetti. And, if you like it spicy, then, you will have to try it. I used hot spices. If you like cayenne, red pepper flakes, and black pepper, then you will want to make this dish. My family loved it and had to have seconds. Then again, my family always wants seconds of everything I make. 

That is why I tend to make extras. I usually prepare enough food for later in the week, but this spaghetti was a hit and didn’t last long, once we all had our extra helpings. That is exactly why you might want to double this recipe.

By now, you know I like to make recipes that are simple and quick. This recipe will be just that. Not a lot of fuss or clean up, just some good eating around the dining room table. I don’t have to tell you how important it is to cultivate great relationships with family and friends. The people you love will always remember the bonding time spent together. And, food does just that! Everybody comes to the table with a story and walks away with a laugh or two.

Spicy Spaghetti

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: Main, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 1 package spaghetti pasta, cooked according to package instructions

  • 1 tablespoon 1 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 1 sweet onion, diced

  • 1/2 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

  • 16 ounces 16 lean ground beef (I used 96% lean, 4% fat)

  • 28 ounces 28 jar marinara sauce

  • 1 tablespoon 1 garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cayenne pepper (or to taste)

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 teaspoons 2 granulated sugar (optional)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 water


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and peppers. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add ground beef, chop up, and brown completely.
  • Next, Mix in sauce, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Serve and Enjoy the spicy meat sauce over your cooked spaghetti pasta.

I love Italian food. Italy is on my list of places to visit. I know that it will be one Big Ole’ food smorgasbord. I may have to extend my stay in the country when I go because I love to eat. I can hardly wait to get some authentic Italian cuisine.

I hope you enjoy making this Spicy Spaghetti and perhaps envision yourself in Italy too! Eat Hearty and Ciao for now!

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