Saturday, February 25, 2012

One Pan Spaghetti

True or false- Can you make spaghetti using one pan? Yes, you can! No more boiling noodles separately- no more lugging water, sink to stove, and back again. Added bonus- less dishes to wash.

The noodles are cooked in the spaghetti sauce- easy peasy. The addition of chopped onion and green pepper gives a full, robust flavor. I tweaked this recipe a bit from one I found on the Johnsonville Sausage site. Try it- I think you'll like it. *smile*

One Pan Spaghetti

1 package (19 oz.) mild, ground Italian sausage
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 jar (26 oz.) pasta sauce
3 cups water
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half

In a large skillet or dutch oven, add the sausage, pinching it into bite-size pieces with your fingers. Add the chopped onion and chopped green pepper. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and no longer pink- drain.

Add the pasta sauce and water- bring to a boil. Carefully stir in the uncooked spaghetti- moving it around a bit. Simmer, uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring often. Serves 5.


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