I love one dish meals. I love that they cause less of a mess to clean, they are usually economical and they usually have that comfort food feel about them. This one is stick to your ribs hearty, great for a cold day and tastes great!
Shhh, don’t tell but I also love the fact that I can hide lots of vegetables in the dish.
It is also easy on the budget if you plan it right. Mueller’s typically has coupons for their noodles and when you can find them buy one get one free you can typically get them for free or next to free. I can sometimes also find Johnsonville coupons and paired with a good sale you can get a great deal ( I have about 10 packs in my freezer because we love it!). I got the ground beef marked down and a large bag of carrots we are working on for a very good price. If I had restaurant funding I could be content to cook all day and do so on a budget. Of course being around my house is like running a restaurant some days.
My recipe is more of a guideline, there is no perfect measurement that is going to make or break this dish. You can also change up the ingredients a little to suit the tastes of your family.
1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage, 1 pound ground beef, 1 onion (I was out but had chopped green onions and used those), 1 bell pepper, carrots, artichokes, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and noodles. ( I forgot to get my spices, sauce and paste out for the picture)
Chop all of the vegetables and place in dutch oven with the meats. Cook thoroughly.
I was lucky and found lean ground beef on sale so I did not have to drain the grease off of mine. If you have a lot of grease you will want to drain some of it off. Leave a little for flavor though.
Add in the diced tomatoes (do NOT drain), tomato sauce and tomato paste and Italian seasoning and garlic to taste. I would use 2 cans of each. I had some frozen diced tomatoes and tomato sauce that I used. If you want to make it even easier, just use a large jar of spaghetti sauce and a can of diced tomatoes.
This is the best part!!!
Just dump your noodles in the pot with every thing else.
Yep, you don’t have to boil them. They will cook in the sauce and taste better than you ever imagined!
Just look at it, and wait till you smell it!
Allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes and the noodles are cooked through.
There you have it, my One Dish Pasta Delish!
I hope you enjoy!
ONE DISH PASTA DELISH
1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 bell pepper
2 – 3 carrots
1 can of artichoke hearts
garlic, to taste
2 cans each – diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste (do not drain the diced tomatoes…or you can use one large jar of spaghetti sauce)
Italian seasoning, to taste
noodles (any kind will work although I have never tried using long noodles)
Cook the meats and vegetables until browned. Add in the tomato products, garlic and spices. Mix well. Add in the uncooked noodles, mix well. Allow to simmer approx. 30 minutes.