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Organicville Low Calorie and Very Easy Homemade Spaghetti: A Great Dish to Try at Home

Homemade-Spaghetti
Posted November 16, 2016 by rachel.elizabeth.wolf@gmail.com
This recipe is submitted by My King Cook, http://mykingcook.com/. My busy schedule often leads me to buy takeout meals too often than I would like to admit. And while they give me that sense of food satisfaction, these foods leave me bloated and guilty because of all the not so healthy ingredients and cooking methods they’ve used to make them. I say it’s time to make a change. If I can spend time waiting in line to get my takeout food, I can also spare a few more minutes making healthy, delicious and guilt-free dishes for me and my husband. Because I had this sudden burst of inspiration and determination, I’ve resorted to experimenting on new and exciting dishes that I could easily make at home. And what better way to start my healthy food journey than making a low-calorie version of my favorite classic Italian Pasta! Okay, I have to really tell you, pasta is not necessarily the best dish to start with because of their carb contents. But I need the carbs for my workouts and besides, if I want to feel full for a long time, this is the best way to go. I usually buy gluten-free pasta from the store. But you can also use regular pasta and it will still be delicious. I have tried making fresh pasta at home too! I placed the dough in the fridge overnight and sliced them using my mini meat slicer to get wider strips of noodles and they worked out great. Again, to each his own! You can use whatever pasta you like, just make sure that your sauce is made using the freshest and the healthiest of ingredients. Classic Italian – A Pasta Dish That’s Less than 300 Calories! This recipe is one of my favorites, not only because it is easy to make, but because it is healthy and filling. I also suggest that you use this as your base sauce for many other pasta sauces.

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  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 to 60 min
  • Ready Time: 60 min
  • Servings:
  • 6 servings
    Nutritional Information
    Organicville Low Calorie and Very Easy Homemade Spaghetti: A Great Dish to Try at Home

    Servings Per Recipe: 6 servings

    Amount Per Serving

    Calories: 275

    • Total Fat: 8g
    • Cholesterol: 15mg
    • Sodium: mg
    • Total Carbs: 38.5g
    •     Dietary Fiber: g
    • Protein: 12.2g

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound Italian Sausage
    • 4 (6.5oz) cans Organicville Original Organic BBQ Sauce or Organicville Tangy Organic BBQ Sauce
    • 1 (14.5oz) can Organic Diced Tomatoes
    • 2 pieces Bay Leaves
    • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
    • 4 large Cloves of Garlic
    • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil or 1 handful of fresh ones, chopped
    • 1 (8oz) package Spaghetti or use homemade pasta
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Slivers of Parmesan Cheese

    Directions


    1. Heat up a large skillet over medium flame and start to brown the sausage meat. Once the meat is completely cooked, remove from the pan and drain the excess oil.
    2. In thick, large saucepan, combine the rest of the ingredients including the cooked sausage, except for the fresh basil, parmesan cheese and spaghetti. Now, if you are using dried basil, you can add this to the pot. Mix well and bring to a slow but steady simmer. Stir occasionally to keep the ingredients from sticking at the bottom of the pan.
    3. Meanwhile, boil some water and cook the spaghetti (al dente) according to package directions. Strain and set aside. You can also transfer them in your serving platter if you are serving this family style. Portion the noodles and place them on individual plates if you want to serve restaurant style.
    4. As soon as the sauce is completely cooked add the basil leaves (if using fresh), adjust the seasoning and pour on top of the plated noodles. Top with slivers of parmesan cheese and serve!

    Notes:

    • You can replace the Italian sausage with vegan sausages for a vegan or vegetarian version.
    • I sometimes add a little pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes to give this dish a little kick.
    • Things You’ll Need:
      • Skillet
      • Heavy bottomed saucepan
      • Stock pot
      • Strainer
      • Measuring spoons
      • Serving platters or plates
      • Tongs

    Nutrition Information:

    Calories: 275

    Total Fats: 8 grams

    Saturated Fat: 2.6 grams

    Cholesterol: 15 mg

    Carbohydrates: 38.5 grams

    Fiber: 3.9 grams

    Protein: 12.2 grams

    Making pasta dishes helped me appreciate the art of cooking even more. You can make it as meaty as you want or as clean and meat-free as you want and you will still get that same warmth and comforting feel that only a hearty bowl or healthy pasta can give.

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