Ok…so it’s kind of silly to make a post about spaghetti. I mean spaghetti is pretty basic, its the meal you cook because you don’t want to think about it and you want something cheap that doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself, lol. Well, I am not going to take that away from you. There are subtle add-ins and changes you can make to doctor up your spaghetti. Making it more awesome and flavorful while still being a cheap, filling option for your family!! Also HEALTHY, the changes that I make in this spaghetti recipe makes it even better for you!!!! Pair it with an easy side salad made up of a spring mix and some cherry tomatoes. Add some bread if you like!
INGREDIENTS: MAKES: 5-6 servings
1 pkg. Whole Wheat spaghetti
1 16oz jar of Spaghetti sauce (your choice)
1 Shallot, minced
1 lb Ground Turkey
lightly dried Parsley ( you can find in your produce section)
lightly dried Basil (you can find in your produce section)
Red pepper flakes, minced onion flakes, Italian seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions
- Saute the shallot and then add the ground turkey to brown. If you get 98% lean turkey there wont be any grease to drain. Add some parsley, basil, salt and pepper to meat.
- Drain pasta and add sauce to the pot. Simmer sauce and add the remaining seasonings to taste. Add the meat and spaghetti to the pot and combine.
That’s it!! Switch the pasta to whole wheat and the meat to ground turkey to make your basic spaghetti healthier. Add some sauteed onion or shallots to your meat for extra flavor. Doctor up your store bought sauce with extra seasonings that you probably already have on hand. It’s still basic, yes, but its tastier 🙂