“I add about 1 teaspoon of fennel seed to 1 pound of ground turkey as I brown it,” reveals Carolyn A. of Golden Valley, Minnesota. “It makes the turkey taste like sausage, which is great in lasagna and spaghetti.”
In Dansville, New York, Judy Culbertson pairs down a crowd-pleasing breakfast staple with savory results. Her hearty sausage patties are loaded with flavor but contain a fraction of the sodium and fat found in commercial breakfast links.
I revamped our favorite sloppy joe recipe into this thick spaghetti sauce that simmers in the slow cooker. The flavor is jazzy enough to be interesting to adults, yet mild enough to be enjoyed by children.
—Rhonda Melanson of Sarnia, Ontario
This turkey-based entree is a tasty change from traditional spaghetti. Its saucy goodness really comes through when it's reheated on nights my husband and two active schoolboys need to eat in shifts.
—Anita Cunningham of Blaine, Washington