Southwestern Spaghetti Recipe
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Southwestern Spaghetti Recipe

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Chili powder and cumin give a mild Mexican flavor to this colorful one-skillet supper sent in by Beth Coffee of Hartford City, Indiana. With chunks of fresh zucchini, it's a nice change of pace from typical spaghetti dishes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • 6 small zucchini (about 1 pound), cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef and reduced-fat cheese and without salt) equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 676 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove beef and keep warm. In the same skillet, combine the water, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, salt if desired and cumin; bring to a boil. Stir in spaghetti; return to a boil.
  2. Boil for 6 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or until spaghetti and zucchini are tender, stirring several times. Stir in beef; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Spaghetti in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p35

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef and reduced-fat cheese and without salt) equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 676 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

I followed the recipe exactly and it was quite good. I will definitely make it again. So glad I found another way to make spaghetti (my husband's favorite).

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

Nobody liked this. I am giving it a three-star instead of a two-star because I did have to substitute tomato paste & water for the tomato sauce. That may have changed the taste somewhat.

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

I did like this very much I liked having the zucchini for something different, but it is a little bland to me. It needs a bit more flavor. Next time I will add some more seasonings, but besides that it was good.

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