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Pizza Spaghetti

This recipe came to me when I saw someone dip a slice of pizza into a pasta dish. My wife and kids love it and so do my friends! —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
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef and sausage with onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; crumble meat. Stir in tomato sauce, pepperoni, sugar and herbs; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Toss with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 354 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 512mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat.
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