Sticking with the theme of cleaning out the kitchen, hold on to your hats for some Kick Butt Spaghetti Sauce (Out of a Jar!)!
No really. That's what it's called. I googled something along the lines of jazzad up spaghetti sauce from a jar and this is the recipe that I went with. If you've got the ____ to call your sauce Kick Butt Spaghetti Sauce then absolutely I'm trying it. Bam.
You might be wondering what I was cleaning out with this little dish. Turns out, there were two half jars of spaghetti sauce hiding in the back corner of the fridge, along with some plain Greek yogurt and a random onion. As luck would have it, these two jars combined to be just enough to make the sauce.
The Greek yogurt and the random onion did not make it in the sauce, just in case you were wondering.
Kick Butt Spaghetti Sauce (Out of a Jar!)
1 1/2 tbl olive oil
1 1/4 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage
1 tbl butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 tbl minced garlic
26 oz spaghetti sauce (Out of a Jar!)
1 tsp fennel
2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sausage and brown completely. Add in the butter, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Saute until soft. Add spaghetti sauce and seasonings, stir well.
Simmer over low heat for at least 10 minutes. Serve over pasta (don't forget to adjust your points).
Serving size 1/2 cup
Points plus 5