On Top of Spaghetti

My son Connor is addicted to Spaghetti, He could eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner! A few times in an effort to satisfy his spaghetti hunger, and because it’s easy, I bought him Chef Boyardee, I know, It was a moment of weakness.

Now, I am a better educated chef, parent and person as to what goes in that stuff! So I started making him little meals of spaghetti he could warm up himself and have for lunches!

Get fun noodles, add whatever you like, but here’s what I did: (Recipe varies depending on how many you want to make how far ahead, and PS: This is GREAT for dinner too for the whole family!) This can also be frozen for future meals!

What you need:

  • 2 large cans of organic tomato sauce
  • 1 can of organic diced tomatoes
  • 10 cloves of fresh garlic finely chopped
  • 2-3 basil leaves chopped into ribbons
  • 1 stem of oregano chopped
  • 1lb of good quality ground beef (organic if you can get it)
  • Pasta, Any shape size whatever, make it fun!
  •  Fresh Parmesan Cheese (not the shaker stuff EW!)
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 roasted red bell pepper diced
  • Olive oil
  • S&P to taste

What you do:

  • In a large pan coat with olive oil and add onion and garlic sauteing until translucent (MAN I love this smell!)
  • Once garlic and onion are cooked, add ground beef and cook until browned
  • Add, the bell pepper, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, basil and oregano
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • While the sauce is simmering on a low temperature, Cook your pasta in salted water.
  • Once the pasta is complete drain and separate into one size serving containers
  • Allow the sauce to simmer on low for about 20 minutes or so.
  • Once finished add the sauce into each container based on how much your child (or you!) Likes.
  • Add a Little grated Parmesan on the top, seal and refrigerate!

I also made meatballs one night and threw some of those in his lunch for an added little bonus 🙂

This is great for your lunch, your kids lunch, dinner for the whole family, whatever you want, its easy fun and DELISH!


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