This basic spaghetti recipe can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes and is easily customized to your preferences! 🙂
Good morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on where you are)! 🙂 I hope that you all had a good Christmas and New Year’s and were able to enjoy a little rest and relaxation in the midst of all the chaos. For the most part we had a busy, but good December. We finished off the month by getting sick last week, and I’m fairly certain that I accompanied my flu symptoms with a brief round of strep throat. Today I am FINALLY feeling a little better, and am looking forward to getting back to normal on all fronts. I’m starting off by sharing this Easy Spaghetti recipe. 🙂
On Monday night, we rang in the New Year with some homemade popcorn and a movie since we were sick. Yesterday I began to take down the Christmas tree, and now almost all the decorations are packed away. My house always feels bigger after I take down the decor, which is kind of funny.
It’s a bit chilly outside today, with temperatures hovering just above 30 degrees. That’s cold for this part of the country, and I am really hoping that my poor outdoor plants don’t freeze over. They aren’t used to this kind of cold, but they are too big to cover and I’m a little nervous. As much as I enjoy cold weather, I don’t want it to kill my beautiful, tropical plants. 😦
If I’m feeling up to it, I’ll be braving the cold later to get outside and do a few things. For now, I am staying warm indoors with a nice, hot cup of tea. *takes a sip*
Errr, make that a lukewarm cup of tea. Yuck. Hot tea is delicious. Cool tea that has just a hint of warmth is disgusting. *shudder*
Since I haven’t been feeling well, I will be sticking to a simple meal tonight for dinner. I’m thinking about some of my comforting Homemade Mac and Cheese or this Easy Spaghetti!
Spaghetti is a favorite of my husband’s, and he asks for it regularly. (Actually, I think he likes anything with noodles! He could probably live off of plain pasta with a little butter.) 🙂
Here’s to starting off 2018 with a plate of spaghetti! 😀
- 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles
- 2 lbs lean ground beef OR lean ground turkey
- 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce (pick your favorite)
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Prepare noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook beef or turkey in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain off grease. Add sauce and seasonings to meat and stir briefly to combine. Return to medium-low heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve meat/sauce over noodles. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
~K in the Kitchen