We've got more than just the standard meatballs topping our spaghetti dinners. Check out these great alternatives to the classic dish.
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Spaghetti and Meatballs... Again?
Each time I tell my boys we're having spaghetti for dinner, they invariably break out into the spaghetti song: "On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor meatball... ."
This actually inspired me to find different types of toppings for spaghetti to make up for that lost meatball!
Parents.com offers a great selection of spaghetti recipes that not only taste good but are easy for an on-the-go mom to prepare. Oh, and the variety has helped me keep my kids entertained as we try to change the lyrics of the song to suit the dish!
Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs
In this super simple recipe, spaghetti is topped with baked turkey meatballs. I often make the meatballs in bulk and freeze them. When I'm ready to make the dish, I just defrost and reheat the meatballs and then proceed with the recipe.
This is our family favorite, hands down. If you don't like pancetta, you can use diced cooked chicken, Italian sausage, or turkey. I always use whole wheat pasta to make this dish and throw in a few leaves of baby spinach for some added nutrition and flavor.
Healthy Pasta Primavera
This lovely vegetarian dish tastes best when served as soon as it is prepared. Also, don't overcook the vegetables, as they will lose their crunch and nutrition. I often add carrots and other vegetables to this dish.
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