Hello everyone! Hopefully summer 2022 has been as kind to you as it has to the Jamieson family. Most of you know I usually take a little break from the internet world to reconnect in the real world during the summer. I don’t post as often on the blog or social media because it’s the one time of year I get to unplug with my girls. Especially Jordyn since school schedules can be exhausting during the school year. The Jamieson Family summer 2022 was truly a summer full of fun, love, and much needed rest!Read More
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August is here which means back to school season is in full swing! Jordyn starts 2nd grade next week and I’m still in disbelief. As we prepare her school uniforms, supply lists, and sleep schedule, we can’t forget lunch options. Since Jordyn started school back in 2018 I’ve always made a point to create fun lunch meals for her. One of my favorite lunches to make for Jordyn is this Back To School Lunch Box Idea using Land O’Frost® Premium Lunch Meat. Land O’Frost® is my go to because there are no artificial flavors and no by-products!Read More
Tomorrow begins the start of the new school year for Jordyn. I have a first grader, and I’m still in disbelief about how fast times flies. They say it goes fast when you’re having fun, but it goes fast when you’re living everyday life. As most parents or guardians of school aged children know, this year is VERY different for one reason: Covid-19. Instead of doing the hybrid school model we opted to keep Jordyn home for 100% virtual schooling. While figuring out where she will sit to concentrate during school hours I decided to make the corner in our dining room Jordyn’s virtual school corner. To give her some sense of separation between school and home. She loves the way it looks! I hope she enjoys it throughout the school year too.Read More
Back to school season is here and parents all over are rejoicing. Well, most parents. I’m one of the thousands of new moms who sent my kindergartener to school for the first time. It’s been over two weeks and I’m still adjusting to my new normal. With that said I’m quickly learning the importance of easy and quick dinner recipes. It seems like the days are flying by and there enough hours in the day. One of my family’s favorite meals is spaghetti. Then again, who doesn’t love a good hearty spaghetti meal? A lot of people think buying the pre-made spaghetti in jars is the only way to enjoy a quick spaghetti meal. But here I’m sharing a flavorful and healthier homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that’ll stop you from ever buying the pre-made stuff again.
One of the reasons I prefer making my own homemade spaghetti sauce is because I can control everything in it. From the amount of salt to the herbs and spices. I consistently make mine using ground turkey for a hearty meat sauce. I crumble my ground turkey in it because it saves time instead of making meatballs. (Be on the lookout for a homemade meatball recipe next week) However, although mine is always made with ground turkey this recipe can be made for vegans and vegetarians. Just eliminate the meat and everything else is perfect for your own homemade spaghetti sauce.
This sauce is the perfect sauce to freeze for future meals. Most of us don’t like cooking every night if we don’t have to so meals that can be frozen ahead of time are ideal. You will also figure out what your favorite seasoning combinations are in your sauce. Some people will prefer to smoked paprika to regular paprika or more Italian seasoning than others. The ingredient list I give you here is the ideal for my family and our own taste. I also give you the basics so you can adjust your homemade spaghetti sauce to your own liking. As I say in most of my recipe posts: add as much spices as you’d like. You only need to go light on your salt and sugar. Everything else is fair game and will keep your meal tasting delicious. Let’s go ahead and get started on this homemade spaghetti sauce!
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
- 2 lbs. Ground Turkey
- 33.5 oz. Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion
- 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley or 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
- 2 tsp. Paprika
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar
- 2 tsp, Onion Powder
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper to taste
Heat a large pot on medium high heat. Add your tablespoon of olive oil to the pot and sauté your diced onions, garlic and green peppers for about 2-3 minutes.
Add your Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and chopped parsley to the sautéed vegetables. Mix well for another minute or two.
Push your sautéed vegetables to the side and add your ground meat to the center of the pot. Brown and break your meat up into small pieces. (Use a potato masher to make your life easier)
Add your sugar, salt, and pepper to the meat and veggie mixture. Mix together then add your carton on tomato sauce to the mixture. Mix until everything is well combined.
Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover your pot, and let the sauce cook down for 10-15 minutes. (This will be a great time to cook and drain your pasta)
Adjust your homemade spaghetti sauce with salt and/or pepper to your desired taste and enjoy!