Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Turkey Spaghetti

As requested, I'm going to do my very best to try and document our meals around here.  Feeding a family, especially a toddler, isn't easy.  We're living (and cooking) through food allergies and pickiness.  But, I'm a true believer in feeding my family healthy and fresh food.  I've said it a million times, I know, but the more I read about healing the body, more and more of it goes back to what we are eating.  And as Isla June's mother, I take feeding her quite seriously ( a little too seriously according to my husband). 
I'm working on getting a wider range of meals under my belt, but this is one of our favorite staples.
I'm not real sure where I got this recipe.  I might have even made some of it up, but I'm sure it's probably adapted from somewhere.  But, it's spaghetti, how do you mess that up?


Turkey Veggie Spaghetti

1 package turkey meat
1 onion chopped
1 lb broccoli (or squash or zucchini)
Garlic (fresh or powdered)
All Purpose seasoning
Pasta Sauce (not pictured, preferably in a glass jar and preferably made from organic or at least natural and very few ingredients)


Throw it all in your crock pot on high.  Yea, all of it.  The broccoli will get nice and soft and practically unnoticeable.  If you like garlic, go crazy with it.  I add garlic to almost everything because I love it and fresh garlic has been proven effective at helping boost the immune system. 
Same with the seasoning, use a heavy hand.
I cook ours all day long.  Halfway through, go in a cut up the meat with a fork. Then I turn it to low.  You could probably do low all day if you wanted.  I'm impatient.

It doesn't look good, but I promise, it is.

I just put a little fresh Parmesan over mine.  But, you can add noddles if you want. 
Definitely not something new, but easy and good.
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds great and sooo easy! Gotta love a good crockpot meal!

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    1. This was just for you, Sara! I'm getting better at remembering to take pictures while I'm cooking. I share a lot of our dinners on twitter and instagram if you use either one of those.
      And , yes! Crockpotting is my favorite! Ha!

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  2. I make tukey spaghetti too! i put mushrooms and chopped up carrots in it to add veggies. I will try broccolli some time.

    ALso, i always thought you had to brown the turkey meat before you put it in the crockpot! this sounds way easier though!

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    1. Yum, mushrooms and carrots. I forgot to mention that I use chopped zucchini and squash sometimes too. Those are a great throw in anything for me!
      I too was confused about the whole raw meat in the crockpot thing. Discovering that I could leave it to cook all day was such a beautiful revelation! I still have more to learn about what my crockpot can do cooking wise, but I am so in love with it right now! I'm thinking of getting another one...ha!

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  3. If you brown the meat first, it is tastier. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, mostly depending on time and baby needs. :)

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