I know the name of this recipe is ‘skinny spaghetti bake’, but if I’m being honest, I’m not so sure how healthy/skinny it actually is 🙂 Either way, it was REALLY delicious and everyone in my family LOVED it! Also, this recipe makes a lot, so I would highly recommend freezing half of it. This would also be the perfect dish to take a friend that has just had a baby or even to a family Christmas dinner. Skinny Baked Spaghetti- Recipe Via The Bewitchin Kitchen
Just looking at this deliciousness is making my stomach growl…and it’s not even close to lunch time around here 🙂
1 box Catelli Ancient Grains Spaghetti
2 tbsps olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb turkey hot Italian sausage (casings removed)
1 large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white wine (I used Pinot Grigio, but chicken broth works too)
1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 jar marinara sauce (I used a fire roasted tomato and basil variety)
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp sugar
2 bay leaves
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp – 1 tsp crushed red pepper (start small and increase the heat by taste)
2 tbsp dried parsley
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups part skim mozzarella
Optional: additional 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
In a large pot, over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of the olive oil.
Add the ground turkey and squeeze the turkey and hot Italian sausage from the casings.
Once the turkey is cooked, toss to a strainer and get rid of any additional fat.
Add the last tablespoon of the olive oil back into the pan (leaving some of the hot Italian sausage fat) and add the onion and green pepper. Saute until onion is see-through and add the garlic. Stir around for a minute and add the wine. Let the wine deglaze the pan and reduce until there isn’t much left.
Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, marinara, oregano, sugar, salt and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
Add the meat, stir and cover. Cook for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the parmesan cheese and parsley. Cook for another 30 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
In the last 10 minutes of cooking the sauce, cook the Catelli Ancient Grains spaghetti, following the instructions on the box.
Pre heat oven to 350.
Scoop two cups of the sauce onto the bottom of a casserole pan. Lay half the pasta over, add another couple of cups of sauce, and sprinkle with ½ cup part skim mozzarella cheese.
Repeat for one more layer.
On the top layer, add 1 cup of part skim mozza and ½ cup parmesan.
In cozy fashion news, I thought I would share that Loftis currently having a 50% off sale on all their sweaters, coats, jackets, and cold weather accessories (no code needed)! And the timing couldn’t be better because Charleston is definitely having coat and sweater weather right now!
And I promise to have a big old ‘life lately’ post up for y’all tomorrow! I was planning on working on it this morning, but I totally forgot I had bootcamp class scheduled…and I’m hoping that I can survive, because I’m already super sore from yesterday’s workout :/