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Best Spaghetti Dinner

{Best Back to School Dinner}

One of our favorite family meals is Spaghetti!  It’s our tradition to have spaghetti for dinner on the first day back to school.  This year, I want to share your with how I put our spaghetti dinner together.

I love a chunky, meaty, hearty sauce.  My secret ingredient is SPINACH.  I think I am like other moms… I know I am like my mom… I use prepared sauce and then I make it better by adding extra ingredients.  I add ground meat, garlic, and fresh spinach to the sauce.  This is a great way to serve healthy, vitamin-rich spinach – a “super food” to my family.

But wait, check out my clever method to chop the fresh spinach —

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First, the fresh spinach must be chopped to go into the sauce.  Whole spinach leaves become stringy in the sauce, and are easily picked out by the kids.  So, chopping the spinach is a must.

Second, chopping fresh spinach is a mess.  It stains the cutting board when chopping.  It stains your hands when transporting from the cutting board to the pot.

To manage these 2 problems, why not chop it inside the bag?

Follow these easy steps to chop the fresh spinach in the bag and get into the sauce:

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And here is our family favorite spaghetti dinner recipe.

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Ingredients:

1 pound ground hamburger or turkey

3 garlic cloves

1 bag fresh spinach

1 jar or can of prepared sauce

cooked thin spaghetti noodles

fresh shredded parmesan cheese, if desired

optional, but highly suggested, 1 bottle of red wine for the adults

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Directions:

In a large cooking pot, Cook the ground meat and drain well.

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Add the chopped garlic and chopped spinach.  Add the sauce.  Cover and Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Serve over noodles with fresh parmesan cheese.

ENJOY!

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2 comments

  1. Thanks Stacey, will have to try the spinach trick with the bag and sneaking it into the sauce. Love that red wine label too – may just need it after the first day of school. 🙂

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