BONNIE'S MACARONI SKILLET

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BonniE !

By
@ReikiHealsTheSoul

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8 or more
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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

How to Make BONNIE'S MACARONI SKILLET

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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About BONNIE'S MACARONI SKILLET

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American



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