Today’s Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking Easy Cheesy Skillet Spaghetti recipe has been brought to you by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions remain my own. #weeknighthero #CollectiveBias
Today I’m going to be brutally honest (not that I don’t always try to be honest) and let you in on a little secret. On days when I have a really scrumptious looking something or other posted on the blog? I rarely feel like making dinner….and if it’s not easy to throw together we eat out, or worse, I send my husband to the pantry for cereal.
Food blogging, and honestly, blogging in general is terribly time consuming. The life cycle of a recipe post can take upwards of 4-6 hours by the time it’s all said and done. And that’s IF the recipe turns out the way you thought it would. Let’s take one of my pies for example. You have to shop for the ingredients for the pie if you don’t have everything on hand, prepare the pie, bake the pie or even more time consuming- let the pie set or freeze, slice the pie, taste the pie, photograph the pie, edit the photographs of the pie, write about the pie, post the pie. Heaven forbid if the pie recipe doesn’t work and you have to recreate it with tweaks, thus, starting the process all over again.
By this time, the dogs are staring at you because they’re hungry (or, if you have kids at this point they’re probably doing more than stare at you because they’re hungry) and you realize it’s time to start dinner. After being in the kitchen all day, sometimes it’s all I can muster to make dinner, unless it’s something simple like this Easy Cheesy Skillet Spaghetti.
The beauty of this dish is that it’s contained to one pot. I like to refer to these dishes as one pot wonders because even more exhausting than having to make dinner after you’ve been baking all day is the thought of a sink full of dishes. Sometimes, it’s not entirely the cooking that bothers me- it’s the mess that it leaves behind. Only having one pot to clean? Oh boy, now you’re speaking my language!
Cheesy Spaghetti is not a novel idea, but the incorporation of a can of Savory Portobello Mushroom Soup is an unexpected twist that allows for a rich and creamy skillet spaghetti. I’m not the biggest fan of the texture of mushrooms, but I love the flavor that it adds to dishes, especially spaghetti. And since we’re talking about the mushroom soup, have you seen the new packaging for Campbell’s? No more pulling out the can opener! These little cuties come in a variety of flavors, targeted specifically for easy weeknight meals and come packaged in cartons. I’m not sure if a can of soup can be “cute”, but by golly, I dare say they are cute.
Why did I add cheese you ask?
Because, um, cheese!
And because it’s Easy CHEESY Skillet Spaghetti.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 7 ounces spaghetti, broken in half (about a handful)
- 1 can spaghetti sauce (I used 1/2 a 24 ounce jar)
- 1 green bellpepper, chopped
- Campbell's Savory Portobello Mushroom soup, (3/4 of a 14.5 ounce container)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
- In a large skillet, or dutch oven cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent. Drain.
- Return the beef and onions to the pot. Add in uncooked spaghetti and the rest of the ingredients; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes or until the spaghetti noodles are tender.
- Sprinkle with cheese, cover and heat until melted.
The Easy Cheesy Skillet Spaghetti is ridiculously simple and an absolute lifesaver for getting dinner on the table quick, easy, and delicious during the week. Garnish with a little basil and it looks like you’ve slaved all day.
You can find the new packaging for Campbell’s soups on the same WalMart aisle as you would the old faithful Campbell’s soups.
What’s your go-to meal for hectic weeks? And do you have a recipe??