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Spirited Spaghetti

Transform this pizza-flavored pasta sauce into something spooky by adding some black food coloring to the pasta water.—Robert Smith, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 4 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 teaspoon black paste food coloring, optional
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 12 slices pimiento-stuffed olives

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium heat, crumbling meat, until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  • Stir in next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions, adding, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon black paste food coloring to water. Drain pasta.
  • Top each serving of spaghetti with sauce, Parmesan, two cheese pearls and two olive slices to resemble eyes.

  • Freeze option: Do not cook or add pasta. Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Place meat mixture in a large skillet; heat through, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Proceed as directed.
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