Get ready to be blow away. This recipe is the brainchild of Ramona at Kitchen Simmer, and it combines two of your kids’ favorite foods: spaghetti and hot dogs. Yes, really. Add in veggies like onions and bell peppers and the result is a delicious hearty meal that requires only one pot. Hooray for one-pot, easy clean-up meals!
1 packet of hot dogs (I used good quality all beef hot dogs with no nitrates)
1 medium onion chopped (save some for garnish)
1 green bell pepper chopped (save some for garnish)
1 large jar of prepared spaghetti sauce
2 cloves garlic grated
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp sugar- if needed
red chili flakes to taste
salt and black pepper to taste
2Tbs canola oil
Garnish: Diced bell pepper, onions, Parmesan cheese
1. Cook pasta in well-salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a colander. In the same pot, you cooked the spaghetti, heat 2 Tbs canola oil and saute onions and bell pepper with a little salt over medium heat.
2. When onions begin to soften add garlic, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil and red chili flakes. Saute for another 2 minutes. Next, add the cut up hot dogs and saute for 2 minutes.
3. Next add jar pasta sauce, sugar (if needed) and adjust salt. Simmer with lid on for 15-20 minutes on medium-low heat. Finally, add cooked pasta and toss well in the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with onions and peppers. Enjoy.