Recipes From the Kitchen

Low Carb Vegetarian Spaghetti With Spaghetti Squash

Low Carb Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash With SpaghettiWhen we're looking for a hearty but guilt free meal, one of our favorite quick and easy recipes is low carb vegetarian spaghetti with spaghetti squash. By eliminating whole wheat pasta and ground turkey from our delicious turkey spaghetti recipe, we're creating an incredibly easy low carb and vegetarian spaghetti dish that is delicious, filling and entirely guilt free! 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • Low Carb Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash With Spaghetti1 whole spaghetti squash, halved and de-seeded
  • 1 medium sized Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. package of Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1 24 oz. Jar of your favorite Tomato Basil pasta sauce
  • 1 6 oz. can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 14 oz. can of Diced Tomatoes (or 2 fresh diced tomatoes)
  • ½ tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry Red Wine


  • On a chopping board, cut the fresh whole spaghetti squash in half at the tall ends of the squash.
  • With a spoon, remove the seeds/inner parts of the middle of the spaghetti squash
  • Put the two halves of the squash with the inside facing down in a large glass baking dish
  • Cover the bottom 1/4th of the spaghetti squash with water and place in the dish in the oven uncovered on 375 degrees for 45 minutes


  • Low Carb Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash With SpaghettiWhile the spaghetti squash is baking in the oven,  pour the Tomato basil pasta sauce into a non-stick sautéing pan
  • Add the dry Red Wine, Tomato Paste, Minced Garlic and Italian seasoning to the sauce, stirring until the sauce has an even thickness
  • Add diced peppers, onion, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes
  • Let the sauce simmer covered on low heat, stirring occasionally until the spaghetti squash is finished baking

After 45 minutes of baking, remove the spaghetti squash out of the oven to check if it is finished cooking. To test whether the spaghetti squash is finished cooking properly, take a fork to the inner edge of the spaghetti squash and roughly abrase the squash. If cooked properly it will peel off the sides into a stringy, spaghetti-like consistency.

Clean all of the insides of both halves of the spaghetti squash into a serving bowl. Top the spaghetti squash with the spaghetti squash and serve!

Our low carb vegetarian spaghetti with spaghetti squash is tasty and filling and will make you feel great about what you're putting in your body!


Ground Turkey Spaghetti Recipes

Turkey Spaghetti is a Sunday favorite of Recipes from the Kitchen. We choose to make our Spaghetti recipes with Ground Turkey because Ground Turkey Spaghetti has far less fat than its ground beef counterpart.

Ground Turkey Spaghetti RecipesOur Ground Turkey Spaghetti Recipe maximizes the amount of flavor in every calorie because we use 97% lean ground Turkey and whole wheat pasta.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic (or 2 cloves fresh Garlic)
  • 1 medium sized Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 24 oz. Jar of your Favorite Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1 6 oz. can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 14 oz. can of Diced Tomatoes (or 2 fresh diced tomatoes)
  • ½ tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup dry Red Wine
  • 1 8 oz. package of Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 12 oz. box Whole Wheat Pasta


  • In a non-stick sautéing pan lined with cooking spray, add Ground Turkey, Onion, Italian Seasoning and Minced Garlic, cook until ground Turkey is thoroughly cooked through.

Ground Turkey and Minced Garlic

  • Once the Turkey is cooked, drain any excess grease from the pan.

  • Add Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, and stir in Tomato paste until it has a smooth, thick consistency.
  • Add Diced Tomatoes, Red Wine, Bay Leaf, and Baby Bella Mushrooms into pan. Let simmer for 20 minutes and stir occasionally.


Turkey Spaghetti Recipe

  • In a separate stockpot, boil Whole Wheat Pasta in water for 10 minutes or until slightly firm, then strain.

Making your spaghetti recipes with ground Turkey is a healthier choice than a typical ground beef spaghetti. It's much leaner and has just as much flavor! This delicious Turkey Spaghetti Recipe is best served with a glass of Cabernet Savignon and a side of Multigrain Garlic Bread.


Low Fat, Low Calorie Vegetable Soup Recipe

Looking for low fat Vegetable Soup Recipes? This low fat and low calorie Vegetable Soup Recipe is an original from our kitchen!

This low calorie, low fat Vegetable Soup Recipe features a variety of fresh vegetables and savory seasonings that are sure to please your taste buds – and your waist line!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Chopped Vegetables for Low Fat Vegetable Soup Recipe1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of minced Garlic
  • 3 Cups chopped fresh Green Beans
  • 4 fresh diced Carrots
  • 4 chopped vine riped Tomatoes
  • 1 chopped Sweet Vidalia Onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small Red Pepper, chopped
  • 4 stalks of Celery, chopped
  • 3 14 oz. cans Vegetable Broth
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning


  • In a large pot, heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil, add Garlic, Onions, Celery, Carrots, Peppers, Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning and Cumin, sauté for 5 minutes or until Onions are transparent.

Low Calorie Vegetable Soup Recipes

  • Add Vegetable Broth to the pot, bring to a boil

Low Fat Vegetable Soup Recipes

Add Green Beans and Fresh Tomatoes

Low Fat and Low Calorie Vegetable Soup Recipe

Simmer on Low Heat for 20 minutes or until Vegetables are Tender

If you want to add protein to this low calorie and low fat Vegetable Soup Recipe, consider adding Tofu or Green or Black Lentils.


Easy Healthy Lentil Soup Recipes

Healthy Lentil Soup RecipesAt Recipes From the Kitchen, we can relate with hard working folks who are go, go, go all day and don't feel like cooking dinner when they get home from work! We enjoy cooking tasty meals that yield enough food to provide lunches or leftovers throughout the week.

This easy lentil soup recipe is one of the healthy, vegetarian lentil soup recipes that is not only delicious and good for you, but it can also save you time on meals for several days throughout the week. Serves 8+.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 Cups of Green French Lentils (Beluga Lentils also go well with this recipe)
  • 2 Large Yellow Onions, finely chopped
  • 5 medium sized peeled carrots, chopped
  • 2 28oz Cans of Crushed Tomatoes in a Thick Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 3 Cups of Fresh, Chopped and De-veined Kale
  • 4 Cups of Water


  • In a large pot, bring 12 cups of water to a boil
  • Once the pot has come to a boil, add 4 cups of Green French Lentils and let boil for 20-25 minutes or until lentils become tender

Boiling French Green Lentils

  • While the Green French Lentils are cooking, chop the Yellow Onion and Carrots

Chopped Veggies

  • Strain the lentils once they're finished boiling

Strained Green French Lentils

  • After straining, wipe out the large pot and sauté the onions, carrots, garlic and salt until tender

Onions, Garlic, Carrots in a Pot

  • Add the Crushed Tomatoes and Lentils to the large pot and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through

Easy Lentil Soup Recipe

  • De-vein the fresh Kale and chop finely, add to the pot

Lentil Soup Recipes Vegetarian

  • Let the Healthy Lentil Soup Recipe simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes before serving

This healthy easy lentil soup recipe is simple to prepare and is sure to satisfy! Each ingredient provides incredible texture to the easy lentil soup recipe.  Even though this dish is vegetarian, the lentils are a great source of protein and also fill you up!



Spice Up Your Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe!

Looking to spice up your homemade mashed potatoes recipe? Add a little garlic, butter and green onion to the mix! Our easy garlic mashed potatoes recipe packs loads of flavor and turns ordinary Easy Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoespotatoes into a favorite side dish! Serves 4-6 .

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 5 Green Onions
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Butter or Vegetable Oil Spread (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)

Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe Cooking Directions

  • Peel the skin off of Russet Potatoes

Peeled Russet Potatoes

  • Dice the peeled Potatoes into small pieces to promote fast softening while it boils

Diced Russet Potatoes

  • Rinse diced Potatoes and boil the potatoes in a medium-sized pot for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes soften to the point they can be easily mashed
  • Once Potatoes are done boiling, strain the potatoes from the water and put them back into the medium-sized pan
  • Add finely chopped Green Onions, Minced Garlic (to taste) and Butter (to taste).
  • Mash all ingredients together and add more Garlic or Butter as needed to the preference of your taste buds to create the ultimate homemade mashed potatoes

Now you're ready to serve these easy garlic mashed potatoes as a great complementary side dish! Bring these mashed potatoes to a potluck or a family event and your friends will be asking you how to make the perfect garlic mashed potatoes!


Easy Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipe

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf RecipeTired of dry, boring meatloaf? If you're looking for an easy ground beef meatloaf recipe that will produce a moist meatloaf sure to please your taste buds, this meatloaf recipe is for you!

This beef meatloaf recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and you can even let it sit in a Ziplock bag in the refrigerator overnight to cook the next day so that all the flavors really sink into the meatloaf.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 ½ Pounds of Ground Beef
  • ¾ Cup of Diced Yellow Onions
  • 1/3 Cup of Diced Green Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Cooking Directions

  • Ground Beef Meatloaf RecipePreheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the:
    • Uncooked Ground Beef
    • 1 Tablespoon Mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
    • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
    • Diced Yellow Onions & Green Peppers
    • Bread Crumbs & Egg
  • Mix the meatloaf recipe Ingredients thoroughly by hand into a loaf shape
  • Line the bottom of an 8x8 cooking dish with Cooking Spray and place loaf in the dish

Meatloaf Glaze Recipe    

  • Meatloaf Glaze RecipeIn a separate small bowl, combine the Meatloaf Glaze Recipe ingredients:
    • 2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
    • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
    • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • Whisk until thoroughly mixed
  • Evenly pour Meatloaf Glaze on top of the Meatloaf so the top of the loaf is covered in a thin layer
  • Cook uncovered in oven for 1 hour

This easy ground beef meatloaf recipe produces moist meatloaf every time. It serves 4 people and is packed full of flavor. The caramelized meatloaf glaze adds just a touch of sweetness to the savory inside.


Homemade Vegetable Beef Stew/Soup Recipe

Vegetable Beef Stew RecipeThis easy Homemade Vegetable Beef Stew recipe is hearty and an ideal dish for the Autumn season!

It's also an excellent recipe if you're looking for a pretty cheap dish that you'll get several meals out of. It can be made on the stove in a big pot or in the crock pot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 Hours

Vegetable Beef Stew Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds of Stew Meat (Rump Roast or Chuck Roast)
  • 2 packages of Mixed Frozen Stew Vegetables
  • 4 Idaho Potatoes
  • 1 32oz box of Beef Broth
  • 2 8oz cans of Diced Tomatoes
  • One Large Yellow Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper

Vegetable Beef Stew Cooking Directions

  • Cut the 2 pounds of Stew meat into small chunks suitable for Vegetable Beef Stew or Soup
  • Dice the Onion and Potatoes
  • Combine Stew Meat, Onions, Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt & Pepper, and Brown the Stew Meat in a medium sized pan... Once the Meat is done Browning, drain out all but about a cup of the leftover juices
  • After straining, dump the Beef, onion and Garlic into a large pot or into a crock pot
  • Add the 2 Packages of Mixed Stew Vegetables, 2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes, Diced Potatoes and Beef Broth to the large pot or crock pot and stir the ingredients
  • Add a little more Worcestershire Sauce, Salt & Pepper (careful with the pepper, it can get a little spicy if you add too much.)
  • Let the large stove top pot or crock pot cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally

Difference Between Soup & Stew Consistency

  • Vegetable Beef Soup RecipeIf you're looking for more of a Soup consistency, your work it mostly done. If you're looking for more of a thicker, Stew consistency you'll have just a little more work to do.
  • For a thicker Stew consistency, you'll need:
    • Medium Sized Bowl
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Corn Starch
    • 1/4 to 2/3 cup of Water
  • Combine Corn Starch and water into the Medium Sized Bowl and Whisk until it becomes a thick liquid. Pour liquid into pot and stir thoroughly. Repeat this step if the stew isn't thick enough for you.

After the pot has simmered for 2-3 hours, enjoy! Serving with fresh cornbread is also an excellent idea!


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