editor's note: this isn't "technically" spaghetti because i didn't use spaghetti noodles. that said, i still like calling it spaghetti... so i'm going to :)
i can't take complete credit on this meal because it was 100% inspired by the delicious version my grandma made me growing up. i've never made it before and i was too lazy to search for the recipe my mama had sent me, but i remember that the velveeta was what made it different.
this was only the second time i made up a recipe as i went along, which i think is amazing/scary since i still don't really feel "at home" in the kitchen yet! i figure this is meal # nine so i should be branching out.
ground turkey (thank you biggest loser for teaching me about this)
chopped portabella mushrooms
spaghetti sauce from a jar (sorry to the italians in our family)
i cooked the noodles first ~ once upon a time i couldn't boil water without calling my mama. big improvement right? :)
next, i cooked the turkey with garlic powder & onion powder seasoning ~ p.s. if you don't watch the biggest loser, they always suggest substituting ground beef for lean ground turkey (jenny-o brand is what they/we use). i love me some beef so i was definitely skeptical the first time the mister used it, but now i am totally hooked.
then, i added the chopped mushrooms and velveeta *sort of hard to see in the pic*
the final step was to add in the spaghetti sauce, and let it all cook together. normally i take a bazillion more pictures of the process & the final product, but i was so hungry making this meal... i slacked on pictures so i could hurry and chow down.
personally i thought it was delicious. :) the mister did gobble up quite a bit, and we ate leftovers more than once so i dub this meal a success.
thanks gram for the inspiration, i still think yours taste better!
all images by jenna ♥ a little blue