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One-Pot Spaghetti

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
•    2 c. mushrooms, sliced
•    1 c. onion, chopped
•    1 c. green pepper, chopped
•    1 28-oz. can tomatoes
•    1 c. water
•    1 1/2 c. broken spaghetti, dry, uncooked
•    1 tsp. dried oregano (or 2 to 2 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano)
•    1 tsp. salt
•    Parmesan cheese, grated


In a large skillet, combine meat, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. Sauté over medium heat until the meat is browned and the vegetables are tender. Drain fat. Add tomatoes with juice and crush with cooking spoon. Add water, spaghetti, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes until the spaghetti is cooked. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

Per Serving: about 450 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 65 g carbohydrate, and 8 g of fiber.

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