Friday, November 11, 2011

What's for Dinner: A Veteran's favorite meal

Happy Veteran's Day!

I want to start today’s post by saying thank you to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. One Vet in particular, my Dad. For those of you that don’t know I’m an Army Brat… my Father served for 20 years. In honor of him and all the other Vet’s out there I wanted to post the recipe for his favorite meal. Just one problem… what is his favorite meal??? My Dad is one of those Dad’s that LOVES everything. Then again when you have spent years eating MRE’s and Chow hall food, you appreciate the good stuff. Anyhow, after talking to him, he said if he had to choose one meal it would be Spaghetti.

Lucky him, I just made some last week. My Dad is pretty adventurous when it comes to food, so he would totally go for the spinach fettuccine that I used in my 'healthier' version, but you can always switch them out for a traditional spaghetti noodle.

So, in honor of my Favorite Veteran, here is the Spaghetti recipe again...

Michelle's Healthier Spaghetti


1 bag Spinach Fettuccine
1 package ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
2 Tbs olive oil
White spice to taste

  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta according the package instructions. Be sure to add salt and 1tablespoon of olive oil to the water.
  • In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat and add peppers and onions. Cook until onions are translucent.
  • Push  vegetables to a far corner of your pan to make room for the meat. Add turkey meat and season with white spice and Michelle's essence and cook thoroughly.
  • Once turkey is cooked combine the vegetables back in and add your tomato sauce.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning once heated.
  • Serve turkey bolognese over pasta and grate fresh Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!
(Find a printable recipe here.)

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1 comment:

Kenya said...

It was soo good. So flavorful and the fact that it was healthy makes it even better!