Quick and Easy Spaghetti

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I love making spaghetti because it’s simple, quick and delicious. I usually make spaghetti on Tuesday, which is  my busiest day of the week. Just a little breakdown of my day:

I spend 2 hours at the gym in the morning, come home and cook a second breakfast for the hubs, shower, and then work on my ever-growing “To-Do” list. After cooking lunch, I go to my 90 minute afternoon Bikram Yoga class, then rush home to meet my mom waiting to drop off my nephew. I’m on “auntie duty” for the next 4 hours. After cooking dinner, my nephew and I have a baking session. He’s only 3, but can beat a mean egg! Whew! I don’t see how parents do it!

When every day is a Tuesday, cooking a simple meal could make all the difference. Of course I change it up, but when in doubt, spaghetti is always there to save my sanity.

{ Ingredients }

½ pound ground turkey
¼ cup onions (diced)
Spaghetti sauce
Spaghetti, angel hair or thin spaghetti pasta
½ cup mushrooms (sliced)z
¼ cup parmesan (optional)
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

{ Directions }

  1. Add the meat and onions to a large skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook until browned evenly.
  2. Add the sauce, mushrooms and seasonings to the meat. Mix well, then bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, cook the spaghetti noodles until al dente according to the package. Drain and set aside.
  5. Place noodles in a large pot and add sauce. Mix well.
  6. If desired, top with parmesan cheese. All done. See! That was easy.
  7. Eat and enjoy your Tuesday.

Vegetarian Option:

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and sauté until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.

Continue with steps 2-7.

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