Thursday, September 13, 2018

Vodka Sauce Pasta in Crockpot

So with living in a trailer, we are always looking for an easy dinner recipe. I needed something we had most of the ingredients already and something easy (crockpot meal) that I didn't have to think about. I went on a search for just that and thanks to a few different sites, I found a recipe that fit both. 

I changed the recipe a little based on our tastes and my lack of enjoying tomato sauce. I decided to substitute Vodka Sauce for the Tomato Sauce but you can use whichever you please.


Ingredients to make Pasta

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar vodka sauce (original recipe used tomato sauce)
  • 8 ounces (uncooked) spaghetti (flour or whole wheat), break into small pieces before adding to meat mixture
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Kosher or sea Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Ingredients to Make Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
Directions

  1. Add all the Ground Turkey ingredients a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Cook ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces while cooking. (Ensure the turkey loses its pink color before removing from heat.)
  3. Drain, discard any fat and set aside. Combine meat with sauce of choice (I used Vodka Sauce).
  4. In a medium bowl combine cooked turkey with the remaining ingredients
  5. Add all ingredients to slow cooker. 
  6. Cover and cook on low 2 hours until cheese is bubbly. 
  7. Add spaghetti and 3/4 cup of water
  8. Stir thoroughly and cook for an additional hour until the spaghetti is cooked through.
  9. Serve and sprinkle with parmesan if desired.




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