I have been a follower of the blog, Warm Pie, Happy Home for almost a year now and simply loved it! She's such a great homemaker who's from the west (like me) who now resides in the Midwest (again like me!). Recently she gave her her blog a makeover, changing it to Sugar Pie Farmhouse. It's the absolute cutest country website ever!
Since my hubs will be home for dinner every night this week (normally he's traveling for work), I decided to make something he'd like. I found this recipe on Sugar Pie Farmhouse's Home Cookin' section...It does not disappoint. It's soo comforting, especially on a cold Nebraska day.
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef (I doubled)
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage, 4 links (sweet or hot) casings removed (I didn't use this)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I add two more pinches to give it a kick!)
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 2 cups water
- 8 ounces spaghetti, broken into 3 inch pieces (I used half of a 16 ounce package–Thin spaghetti–not Angel Hair– but you can use regular )
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- Saute green onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil, on medium heat 5 minutes.
- Add beef and sausage, brown over medium-hi heat.
- While almost brown, add garlic, pepper flakes, oregano, and parsley.
- Once browned, stir in crushed tomatoes, water and salt.
- Add broken spaghetti. Push spaghetti into liquid, and cover for 8 minutes.
- After 8 minutes, stir pasta so the noodles won’t stick together. Reduce heat to medium low simmer for 6 more minutes until pasta is al dente (almost cooked but still a little firm).
- Add basil, Parmesan cheese, and cream, stir well.
- Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese, put in oven to broil until spotty brown. (stand there and keep watch or set a timer for 3 minutes at a time until it’s ready, or else you may end up with Blackened Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie!)