As part of the “carbo-loading” we do before a big cross country race, my sister’s boyfriend, Colby made us his “quick spaghetti” recipe that his mom has made him over the years, and it was delicious!
This is definitely not your typical “spaghetti with meat sauce” recipe with the red, marinara sauce you would typically expect. Instead it has more of a creamy, mushroom and tomato flavor you would expect from a tomato-cream sauce like in Penne alla Betsy. The simple ingredients include ground beef, a can of mushroom soup, a can of tomato soup, and seasonings. You probably already have all you need sitting in your pantry at home!
Colby’s spaghetti is quick, easy, tasty, and fool-proof. It also fulfilled my sister and my need for “carbo-loading” before our big race the next day. It paid off and we each ran our best. Enjoy and try this new twist on spaghetti!
Colby’s Quick Spaghetti
1 pound hamburger meat
1 can mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup
Italian seasoning, oregano, and garlic salt to taste
salt and pepper
1. For the Meat Sauce: Brown 1 pound of hamburger meat and drain. Put meat back in skillet and add 1 can mushroom soup and 1 can of tomato soup, mix together (you might need to add a little water, maybe 1/4 cup).
2. Add Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Heat this mixture.
3. To Cook Spaghetti: Heat water in large pan, add some salt before water boils, then add spaghetti. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, about 12 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
recipe from Karen Lowe (Colby’s mom)