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I top spaghetti "worms" with a hearty meat sauce for a mouthwatering that's guaranteed to please all of your party guests.—Shelley Way, Cheyenne, Wyoming
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the next 13 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add spaghetti; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Slimy Stewed Worms in Taste of Home's Halloween Annual 2006, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the next 13 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add spaghetti; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Slimy Stewed Worms in Taste of Home's Halloween Annual 2006, p35

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