This recipe is seriously one of the easiest things ever to make.  And it's great for using up a bunch of leftover veggies too.  This is one of the first meals that I made for the hubster.  And he married me.  Just saying.

Serves 8 (we love leftovers)

1 package whole wheat spaghetti
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey or chicken (or you can use shrimp)
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped (optional, I used it tonight for the first time it was pretty amazing)
4 cups your choice frozen veggies (we usually use broccoli, but I cleaned out the freezer this time and used broccoli, peas, cauliflower, and edamame)
4 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package until it is a little less than al dente, but don't drain the water yet (see step 3).

2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet and sauté garlic over medium heat.  Add the ground chicken and season with red pepper and rosemary.  Sauté until the meat is cooked through.

3. Add your frozen veggies to the pasta water until they heat through.  Usually the time it takes the veggies to get hot is the time it takes for the pasta to be perfectly al dente.  Then drain all the water and put the veggies and pasta back in the pot.

4. Add the chicken to the pot and toss with the olive oil first, make sure to coat thoroughly. 

5.  Add the parmesan cheese and mix it up so everything has some parmesan goodness.  Enjoy!
I love this recipe because it is simple, pretty healthy, and you can subsitute pretty much anything out and it will still be delish.
2/10/2012 12:04:11 pm

looks yummy! def gonna try this recipe!

Drew P. Balz
2/11/2012 06:45:31 am

Sooo delish!!! yum yum girl!!

Richard "Dick" Fitzwell
2/11/2012 06:51:18 am

My wife made me this - and I proposed!!!!!

Mike Oxmall
2/11/2012 06:54:22 am

I added my own twist - a little bit of garlic - ooooooeeeeeee!!!!!!

Mike Litoris
2/11/2012 06:57:10 am

I substituted the whole wheat spaghetti for gemelli - a nice variation!

Titus Balzack
2/11/2012 06:59:20 am

This is so easy to make it bulk! I shared it with friends at a recent tupperware party!!

Jenny Towlewarts
2/11/2012 07:00:39 am

I'm a vegan and left out the chicken - still amazing!

2/12/2012 04:02:16 am

"This is one of the first meals that I made for the hubster. And he married me. Just saying."
I love it.


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