RECIPE: Healthy and PB-tested delicious alternative for meaty spaghetti

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Prinnctopher's Belt, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

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    ** 1/8th of a 16-ounce box of whole wheat thin spaghetti

    ** pinch of salt (optional)

    ** 1 1/4th cup of Prego Marinara sauce :hamster:

    ** 4 ounces of lean ground turkey
    (usually packaged by the pound, so 4 ounces is literally a quarter of the package -- it looks like a lot raw, but once it cooks it condenses and will seem like too little, but it's very very meaty)

    ** handful of shredded skim mozzarella cheese :hamster:

    ** pot full of water

    ** non-stick skillet

    ** cooking spray made from canola oil

    BOIL WATER, will boil faster with the top on.

    Spray skillet with cooking spray, and add separated meat at low-medium heat or until drops of water sizzle. Allow to cook sufficiently and stir/toss/turn occasionally until completely cooked and no longer pink.

    Add spaghetti amount proportionate to the amount of meat (about an eighth of a 16-ounce box), and optional salt. Allow to boil uncovered for 5-7 minutes. (DO NOT break spaghetti to fit into pot; when it softens and noodles into the pot while cooking, it cooks faster and is easier to swoop on a fork).

    Stir sauce into skillet with COOKED meat, and reduce heat to simmer at low, uncovered.

    Drain cooked spaghetti, and stir into skillet mixture. Add more sauce by the tablespoon if necessary or until preferred sauciness (DON'T over-sauce it.) Keep skillet simmering for 2-3 minutes.

    SPRINKLE CHEESE ALL OVER while the skillet is simmering. Do not stir. When halfway melted, remove skillet from heat. Do not stir after adding cheese.

    Serve hot. Enjoy. :sheep2:

    Makes ONE Serving. Double measurements for two.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 10, 2011
  2. PollyAnna

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    YUM! :D Sounds good,and It's easy. I'll try It next time I cook. Thanks!