White Spaghetti

If you’re not a fan of tomato-based spaghetti, give this easy white sauce version a try!

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of spaghetti.  In saying that, I don’t mean that I completely disliked it.  If it was on the table for dinner I ate it and was fine with it, but if I were to compile a list of my favorite childhood meals, spaghetti probably wouldn’t be included.  That changed as I got older, and I enjoy spaghetti a lot more now.

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The thing that gets me is that I’m not always in the mood for tomato sauce.  I love fresh tomatoes, but sauce?  Meh.  Same with pizza; I will almost always choose a white sauce pizza over tomato.  My husband is the same way.  So, even though we have tomato-based spaghetti sometimes, I decided to come up with a simple white sauce version too.

For those of you who might also want a break from tomato sauce spaghetti recipes, I thought I would share this version here on the blog.

White Spaghetti KintheKitchen

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You can use ground chicken, beef, or turkey – your preference!  I kept the cheese to a minimum to try to make ours a little on the healthier side, but if you want a more cheesy sauce, you can always up the amount of Parmesan. 🙂

White Spaghetti

  • Servings: 5
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  • 8 oz whole wheat noodles
  • 1 lb lean ground chicken OR beef OR turkey
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook noodles according to package directions.  Meanwhile, cook meat over medium heat in medium-sized skillet until no longer pink.  Drain off grease.  Add the olive oil and seasonings and cook 2-3 more minutes over low heat.  Stir in Parmesan cheese.

Serve over prepared noodles.


~K in the Kitchen


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