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The Secret to Slap-Yo-Momma Spaghetti

I perfected my spaghetti to slap-yo-momma status a few years ago and have been making it the same ever since. My secret ingredient has always been added to the noodles, but recently I switched it up, thanks to my bestie Britt.

So… y’all ready for the secret ingredient? It’s going to blow your mind. I mean, your head is going to explode.

Not such a mind-blower there, but you were getting anxious, I know it.

Like I said, I used to add the cream cheese to the noodles, but the last 3 times I’ve made spaghetti, I’ve added it to the sauce. That’s right: the sauce. And y’all, let me tell you, it is AMAZING.

First, boil a pot of water. Once it’s boiling, add a big scoop of butter so your noodles have a good buttery flavor. I always always always use angel hair noodles. So, since you’re going to do this just like me, add your angel hair noodles to the boiling water.

While your noodles are boiling, heat a large, deep skillet on low-medium heat. Add in your spaghetti sauce. My sauce of choice is Bertolli Olive Oil and Garlic, and yours will be too once you make this my way. Next, add in your cream cheese.

Give the cream cheese enough time to turn almost liquid, then take a whisk and whisk it til it’s smooth… or until your arm falls off, whichever comes first.

Next, add in your meatballs. My absolute favorite brand of meatballs is Great Value brand. The flavor is much different and better than other brands I’ve tried. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

Once your noodles are done, drain them.

This is very important. Your noodles need to be completely dry before moving to the next step. So add them back to the drained pot and turn the heat on high. Hold the pot about an inch or so over the eye and shake it. After a minute or so they’ll be all dry.

After your noodles have dried, add some Olive Garden Signature Italian Dressing to them. Coat them well but you don’t want them to be drenched. We’re just adding flavor.

I was in such a hurry to eat that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I’ll do better! And… I’ll add a picture when I make it again next week.





Tell me how it came out, how you tweaked it or if you need help!



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