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All-American Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Categories: Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Spaghetti with meat sauce may have originated in Italy, but this quick recipe suits our American way of life.

Serves: Serves: 4


  • 8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 3/4 cups (one 15-ounce can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (one 2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups hot cooked spaghetti, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup (3/4 ounce) grated Kraft fat-free Parmesan cheese

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  1. In a large skillet sprayed with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion. Stir in tomato sauce, water, and undrained mushrooms.
  2. Add Sugar Twin and Italian seasoning. Mix well to combine.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. For each serving, place cup spaghetti on a plate, spoon a full 3/4 cup meat sauce over spaghetti, and sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese over top.
  • 1 1/2 cups broken uncooked spaghetti usually cooks to about 2 cups.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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