One Pan Supper Medley
One Pan Meal
, 85 lean, 15 fat
heaping tsp dried oregano
, dried thyme, and dried basil
level tsp ground fennel
. can tomato sauce
. can diced tomatoes
, broken, (or other pasta like Rotini)
, more if needed
. frozen peas
. Boar's Head yellow American cheese
, 3/8 inch diced
In a 3 quart or larger pan, brown ground beef on medium heat
Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, salt and spices. Bring to boil.
Use the tomato sauce can to add 15 oz. water to the pan, plus 4 or 5 more oz water.
Add the pasta, breaking the spaghetti in half. Stir to keep from sticking together.
Simmer the sauce and pasta, covered, for 15 to 18 minutes, stirring every 2 or 3 minutes. Add more water if necessary, (the pasta will keep absorbing liquid once off the heat)
Test the pasta for tenderness.
When nearly al dente, add the frozen peas and diced cheese, stir gently to combine
Keep on heat for another minute then turn off heat.
Let rest for 1 or 2 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
Using Rotini pasta will make it easier to stir the sauce. The taste should be the same.