Does your family love spaghetti and meat sauce, but get tired of it? Do you get tired of making it the same way everytime? I threw my crew for a loop the other night when I changed up our regular spaghetti recipe. Here is what I used and how I did it:
1 lbs ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
olive oil for sauteing
1 jar of pasta sauce
4 oz cream cheese
1 lb pasta of your choice, I used spaghetti
6 oz Monterrey jack/cheddar cheese for topping
Saute veggies first, set aside. Brown beef, drain and add the veggies into the beef. Pour in the pasta sauce and then throw in the cubed cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese is fully melted. Let the beef mixture hang out and mesh while boiling the pasta. Drain and place into the beef mixture. Pour into a baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
I took these pictures with my iPhone and used instagram to edit them. It is a fun iPhone app that lets you play with the look of your pictures. It's fun!
One of my favorite smells ever...veggies sauteing in the skillet!
I edited this picture so the sauce looks more red. The white is the cubed cream cheese before it melted.
I added the pasta, stired it up and put it into a baking dish.
Then I topped it with cheese.
The kids loved slurping the spaghetti noodles. And see that bread stick on Hayden's plate. All I had in the house was canned biscuits, so I rolled them long and baked them up. They tasted just like garlic bread sticks.
How is that for a different way to make spaghetti and meat sauce? I love cooking up new and different things! We get bored with food so easily...I love experimenting. Usually my Guinea pigs will try it...and they will be brutally honest too if they don't like what I serve.
What have you done to change up boring recipes lately?