Green Bean Spaghetti

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

I love spaghetti but don't want to eat the pasta anymore so I brainstormed and realized that green beans might be a good substitute for pasta. I tried it out and it worked great. I now fix this at home and take it to parties, too. I've gotten many compliments on it. It was even included in a low carb recipe book a few years back (with my name on it) that a lady was compiling. So cool!!


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Serves:

4-5

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SAUTE IN SKILLET WITH A LITTLE OIL

1 medium
onion (chopped)
1 medium
green bell pepper (chopped)

ADD AND BROWN

1 lb
ground beef (or turkey, etc)
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
italian spices with oregano
1 tsp
garlic powder (or to taste)

ADD AND COOK TIL BEANS ARE THAWED

3 c
frozen cut green beans

ADD AND SIMMER TIL BEANS ARE DONE

1 can(s)
tomato sauce (any kind)
1/2 c
water

SPRINKLE WITH PARMESAN CHEESE AND SERVE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This really is a one dish meal -- I adjust the amount of green beans and meat (increase or decrease) to fit the situation and the number of people I'm feeding.
2
I really do just dump the frozen green beans into the pan and cook until they are thawed, cover with sauce, and simmer til tender. Sometimes I add other frozen vegetables, too -- such as broccoli or okra
3
I also like to add some more garlic powder and Italian spices for the last 5 minutes of cooking time to freshen up the flavors. You can also add a little more salt and pepper if you like at that time. Just taste it and see.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy