Six weeks. S I X W E E K S!
Then, I’ll be a sleep deprived mom who probably won’t be reeeeal eager to jump right back into the kitchen. Just a thought.
With that in mind, all I can really think about are super easy meals
that my husband can make. Helloooo ONE pot turkey spaghetti.
My friend, Camille [from Camille Styles] just had a baby and had asked me to come up with an easy meal that’s perfect for any new mom to share why she was out on maternity leave.
I thought a good one pot meal would be perfect for that.
Okay, can we please take a moment and check out how cute her little girl is. I know, seriously.
I love spaghetti. Ben loves meat. I just married the two together, in one pot.
Key words, ONE POT.
It’s easy, delicious and a good balance of carbs and protein. However, you’ll have to add your veggies on the side or throw in some spinach.
New mom or not, enjoy!
One Pot Turkey Spaghetti Recipe
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 10 ounces lean ground turkey
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes – optional
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt + ground pepper, to taste
- 14 ounces low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 6 ounces gluten-free spaghetti [whole wheat or regular], break in half
- Parmesan cheese, optional
In a large saucepan, cook ground turkey, onions, red pepper flakes if using, garlic and season with salt & pepper. Cook until meat is practically cooked through and onions are tender. It will continue to cook with the rest of the ingredients.
Add broth, water, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Stir in broken spaghetti. Return to a boil and continue to stir to avoid pasta from sticking to the bottom. Taste test – add more salt or seasoning if needed. Reduce heat slightly to a gentle boil for 17-20 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender. Stir frequently. Remove bay leaf.
Serve with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
*gluten-free *dairy-free, optional
September 17 2012