Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elbow Spaghetti

My kids are a bit "by the book" - they love mac'n'cheese. I feel guilty as a mom feeding them processed crap from a box, but when I make it from scratch, it's always missing that delicious processed cheese taste. So sometimes for lunch, I make them what I call elbow spaghetti. My kids love spaghetti.

What you need:
  • 1/2 box elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar Prego (or homemade sauce...I use Prego because nothing has come close homemade-wise, yet)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef/turkey, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  1. Prepare macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  2. Stir in butter until melted.
  3. Add Prego and sour cream. You may need to turn the heat back on to warm everything back up. If you want to have meat, then add it at the same time as the sauce and cream :)
**The big flavor is packed in by adding the sour cream. NEVER underestimate the power of sour cream. It is SO good with spaghetti!!


Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Hi! I found you on the FTLOB Weekend Wander. I'm absolutely loving your site. Your recipes are just the kind of recipes I love to try. I'll definitely be adding you to my reading list. Happy to have found you! Oh, and this Elbow Spaghetti recipe sounds husband would love this!

Janie said...

@Katie of Chicken Noodle Gravy

Thank you so much :]

I really love sharing them, so I'll be glad to know that someone else is finding use of them. My poor husband is about to send me to recipe rehab! I have 2 huge binders full of recipes and actually need to go out and get a third :/

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I love this! My mother always called it "Skillet Goo."

Thank you for sharing.

I just saw "Heroin Chicken" over on the sidebar and now I have to click. lol.