Last night I made Cheesy Skillet Spaghetti. It’s part of the Amazing Simple Recipes section, and yes, it’s amazing, and simple.
Brown meat in a large electric skillet, stirring to crumble until it is well-done and no pink is left. It should be slightly browned:
1 lb. bulk sausage (hot or mild)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 lb. lean ground beef
Drain off excess grease.
Add to the browned meat:
1 large onion, chopped in tiny pieces + some green onion dices if you like!
2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
6 cloves of minced garlic (use fresh for a great flavor!)
1 qt. tomato sauce
1 qt. tiny diced tomatoes (add in juice from the can too!)
1 scant Tbsp. sugar
Stir well to combine and cover to simmer for 15 minutes and then add in:
3 cups fresh sliced mushrooms (optional if your family loves m’rooms)
2 sweet green peppers, diced
4 cups water
12 oz. broken pieces thin spaghetti pasta. Use a wooden spoon and stir the pasta around and disperse it throughout the liquid, pushing down so the
liquid in the skillet covers it. Keep covered and simmer on low heat for about 8 more minutes.
Now add in:
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Stir around to combine cream and cheese then sprinkle shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top to cover lightly. Replace lid and let set on low/warm heat in the electric skillet, covered, until top cheese is all melted through and bubbly.
Garnish top with fresh chopped basil or fresh chopped parsley if desired. Serve hot from the skillet with Garlic Toast and Jumbo Green Salad.
The recipe looks like a lot of work, but it’s really not. Instead of using an electric skillet, I just used my large 12-inch skillet on the stove. I also added an entire pound of spaghetti with no problem. The 12 ounces just wasn’t enough for my crew, and I had enough water and room in the skillet for the entire package.
One thing I did was forget to add mozzarella cheese to the grocery list, so I used the shredded cheese I had in the fridge. No one knew the difference, but mozzarella would have been so much better. I would also have added extra cheese on top. My guys like it that way.
This gave off the most wonderful aroma while cooking. That’s the first thing my husband commented on when he got home was how good dinner smelled.
The Homemaker’s Mentor Volume 1 is filled with more recipes than I can try in a month. In fact, trying all the recipes will keep me busy several months. It will be fun creating theme nights and weeks around the recipes. Buttercup and I can have a blast in the kitchen.
Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of two copies of The Homemaker’s Mentor I’m giving away. Contest ends Friday October 18 at midnight.