Creamy spaghetti is a perfect meal on a cold night. This is different from the usual spaghetti recipes as it contains no tomatoes. Instead it is a combination of sausage and broccoli in a lightly seasoned cream sauce. This recipe is similar to the White Spaghetti recipe in the archives.
The recipe will serve six. Serve it with homemade bread, a light salad and finish the meal with a simple desert.
It can be made aheadm refrigerated and then baked.
- 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
- 2 ½ bratwurst sausages, skins removed
- 1 ½ cup of broccoli or other vegetable
- ½ of a medium onion, chopped
- 8 oz. spaghetti or other type of pasta
- 1/3 cup of butter or margarine
- 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 teaspoons dry chicken bouillon
- Dry mustard
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 cups of water
Heat a tablespoon of cooking oil in a large pan such as a Dutch oven. Remove the skins from the sausages and crumble the meat into the hot oil. Stir and cook over medium heat until the sausage is almost browned. Add the chopped onion and continue to cook until the onion is almost tender. Add the vegetable. Cook until the sausage is browned and all the vegetables are tender. Cover the pan and set aside.
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water. When it has cooked drain well and add it to the pan containing the meat and vegetables. Toss well to coat the pasta. Cover the pan and set aside while you make the sauce.
Gather all the ingredients you will need for the sauce. Melt the butter or margarine in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic. Remove the pan from the heat after the butter has melted and whisk in the flour. Use more flour if needed. The mixture will ball up around the whisk. Knock it off of the whisk. Slowly whisk in ½ cup of water. Add the seasonings. Whisk in the remainder of the water ½ cup at a time until the mixture is smooth. Return to the stove. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon over medium heat until the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat.
Pour the hot sauce into the large pan containing the meat, vegetables and pasta. Toss together well.
Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the top, cover and bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 45 minutes. Remove the cover the last ten minutes.
Any vegetable can be used. Corn, carrots, cauliflower, squash, or a mixture of what you have on hand. A mixture of different vegetables can be good. Frozen vegetables can be used and don’t need to be thawed.
Crumbled hamburger, shredded pork or beef, sliced Polish sausages or chunks of chicken can be used instead of the bratwurst. You could use canned meat or sliced hot dogs if that is all you have on hand. Canned tuna might work if peas and carrots are added
If you want spicy add some horseradish to the sauce and use spicy Polish sausage for the meat.
A topping of bread crumbs, cheese and butter can be used.