A yummy kid-friendly recipe that is always a hit at our house is Spaghetti Bolognese. But since Bolognese is a tough word even for the most articulate 4-yearold to pronounce, we changed the name to the much simpler “Spaghetti Blow on My Knees”!
Spaghetti Blow on My Knees
1 package (454 grams) of spaghetti (preferably whole grain)*
1 small onion, chopped
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil (or other cooking oil)
1 pound ground beef (regular, lean or extra lean)
1 jar pasta sauce (a little less if you want your sauce to be more thick)
2 tablespoons cream cheese*
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
In a large skillet, heat up olive oil and stir in onions. Cook onions until transparent.
Add ground beef and cook on medium-high heat until browned and cooked through.
Stir in pasta sauce and cream cheese. Bring to a boil to melt the cream cheese and reduce heat.
Let simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
While sauce is simmering, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Top spaghetti with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
* Use whole grain spaghetti for added nutrition
** Herb & Garlic cream cheese adds more zip to the sauce then regular cream cheese or you can add a teaspoon of ready-made pesto for even more flavor!