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Creamy Spaghettini with Meat and Zucchini

A comforting pasta dish, full of comfort, taste and nutrition
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Medium Pan
  • Bowl or Dish

Ingredients
  

Pasta

  • 1 pkg whole wheat spaghettini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 5 cups water

Meat Mixture

  • 1 lb ground beef any ground meat will do
  • 1 tbsp olive oil can leave out if have a good non-stick pan
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Cream Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms minced
  • 1 cup zucchini mined or finely diced
  • 2 tbsp creamcheese
  • 1 cup pasta water reserve from the pasta step
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil optional, not neccessary but adds extra flavour

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot cook the pasta (add the salt and olive oil to the water before adding the pasta).
  • Cook and drain, and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water for the sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan, sautee your meat. Add the olive oil first and then the meat.
  • Add all the ingredients for the meat mixture directly into the meat.
  • Cook through on medium to high heat.
  • Once the meat is cooked, remove the meat from the pan, and set aside.
  • In the same pan you used for the meat, you will make the cream sauce. Turn the heat to medium-low, and add the olive oil.
  • Once the oil is warmed, add the garlic and onion.
  • Once the onion is slightly translucent add in the mushrooms and zucchini.
  • As the vegetables begin to sweat, add the meat mixture in.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in the creamcheese, milk and pasta water and continue mixing until well-blended.
  • Once the cheese has melted and not clumping, add in the pasta. Turn the heat to low.
  • Mix until all the pasta is well coated and remove from the heat.
  • Dust the top with parmesan cheese (and truffle oil if available).
  • Cover and let stand for atleast 5 minutes before serving.
Keyword dinner ideas, pasta dish, spaghettini
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