MACARONI SKILLET

Bonnie ^O^

By
@Utahn

This is one of those meals I have made so many times with no recipe, and it has just sort of evolved over the years. It is made in a huge skillet, so there will be plenty of leftovers to freeze for another day. Add crunchy French bread or garlic bread, and a tossed green salad, and dinner is served. Don't forget the wine! Enjoy!


The photo is my own and so is this humble recipe.


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2
quarts of spaghetti sauce, home made or bottle kind
2
pounds of ground turkey
2
onions, sliced
4
stalks of celery, sliced
1
red bell pepper, sliced
1
can sliced mushrooms drained
3
large cloves of sliced garlic
2
tablespoons olive oil
12
ounces of large cooked macaroni.
1/3
cup white wine
1/4
cup chopped parsley
2
green onions sliced on diagonal

SEASONING FOR TURKEY

1
teaspoon garlic powder
2
tablespoons onion flakes
1/4
teaspoon oregano
1/2
teaspoon basil
salt and pepper to taste

AT THE TABLE

fresh grated parmesan
crushed red pepper to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
THE SAUCE
Dump the prepared sauce in a large sauce pan and turn the burner on low. Add the drained mushrooms.
2
COOK THE MACARONI
Put a large pan of water on to boil the macaroni. When it is boiled drain and set aside.
3
THE TURKEY
Place the ground turkey in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 2 tablespoon onion flakes, salt and pepper to taste. Cook the turkey, mixing the spices in until it is light brown and done. Dump the meat in the sauce. Use this pan to saute the vegetables.
4
THE VEGETABLES
Using the same skillet you fried the turkey in, place it over medium heat and add the olive oil Slice the vegetables and add them to the skillet. Saute until vegetables are tender, then deglaze the pan with 1/3 cup of white wine.
5
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Use a super large and deep enough skillet to hold everything. Dump the sauce and turkey mixture in it, then add the vegetables and macaroni, mix well. cover and simmer about 20 minutes. Garnish with green onions and parsley. Serve with fresh grated parmesan at the table, some crushed red pepper for a kick, crunchy French bread, or garlic bread, tossed green salad and a glass of wine! Enjoy!
6
COOK'S TIP
It is even better the next day when flavors blend over night.

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