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Curly Spaghetti

Curly Spaghetti


Dinner for one…

Being a single woman that works long hours and has no interest in cooking, I needed to find simple meals that I can create on the weekend. These meals need to be easy to make, easy to clean up after, and feed me for at least 3 days. I have a few that I would love to share, but I will start with just one.

I call it curly spaghetti. I’m sure there’s a technical name for it out there, but it’s basically pasta that is curly covered in a meat filled sauce. I see no reason to recreate the wheel, so why not use a sauce that has already been prepared for you?

I’m a simple gal with simple tastes. Good ol’ tomato sauce and tomato paste work just fine. Seasoned to your personal liking, of course. My taste buds prefer garlic salt and Lawry’s season salt.

Ingredients for Curly Spaghetti

Ingredients for Curly Spaghetti

In my ‘attempt’ to be a healthy eater, I prefer to use ground turkey. You could easily substitute beef if you prefer. I would assume a fake meat would also be acceptable. Brown it up and season it a little and you’re good to go.

Browned Ground Turkey

Browned Ground Turkey

Next, get your water boiling and add the curly pasta and boil until the consistency is to your liking.

Adding pasta to boiling water

Add pasta to boiling water

Everyone enjoys a bread with their pasta…right? Pillsbury has us covered here. I like crescent rolls with my spaghetti. They have many choices, so pick your poison.

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Have the oven preheating and pop them in the oven when you mix the pasta with the meat sauce. While the pasta dinner is simmering, your bread is baking and I guarantee your mouth will be watering.

Pasta and meat sauce are combined

Pasta and meat sauce are combined

These are all re-heatable for the next day’s lunch or dinner. Voila! Dinner for one and meals for the week.

Stay tuned for future non-gourmet ideas such as creamy chicken and noodles! Yummo!!!

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