There's a reason why spaghetti with meat sauce is America's go-to weeknight meal: it tastes like comfort, works well with a budget, and comes together quickly.
Avoid spaghetti palate fatigue with an update on the old favorite: button mushrooms, heavy cream, and parsley add a Stroganoff-like twist to a classic sauce made from leftover ground beef.
For a healthier alternative, sub whole wheat, high-fiber pasta for standard spaghetti, and swap out evaporated milk for the heavy cream. Get to know a new dinnertime favorite when you keep reading.
1 pound dry spaghetti Serves 4.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
1 pound dry spaghetti