Now this is a challenge. I was tasked with cooking Knorr Sweet Style Spaghetti. Oh it wasn’t hard. In fact, when I checked the recipe, I remember thinking… that’s it? Lol! It’s a challenge because everyone at home hates sweet style spaghetti. Even the kids prefer the more tart and tomato-rich Italian version. Our former helper used to make sweet style spaghetti all the time. Leftovers galore but that was the spaghetti she knew how to make. I hate throwing out food so I knew I had to tweak the original recipe somehow so the people at home would eat it.
Anyway these are the changes I made to the Knorr Sweet Style Spaghetti recipe. My kids hate ground pork, so I replaced with ground chicken. They don’t want too much meat in their pasta sauce so I cut the amount of ground chicken to a little over half. That meant I also had to halve the number of Knorr cubes to be mixed with the meat. I just bought ready made sweet style sauce so I wouldn’t have to deal with leftover tomato paste. I removed the 1 cup water because I didn’t really need to thin the ready made sauce.
These are the ingredients. The procedure remains pretty much the same. I started with cooking the spaghetti according to package directions.
Then I started making the sauce. Cooking ground chicken is tricky because they stick together to form big pieces (think chicken nuggets). I used a wooden spoon to separate them as I sauteed even as I added the Knorr chicken cube. I kept stir-frying until the cube was dissolved.
Then I mixed in the sauce and simmered. The last additions are the pepper and salt. I mixed in the cooked spaghetti noodles before transferring to another container.
I topped the spaghetti with lots of mozzarella cheese to make it more appealing to my kids. Baked it for around 8 minutes so that the cheese would be all melty and gooey. Then I sprinkled some Spanish paprika and chopped fresh parsley on top.
Success! We had my version of Knorr Sweet Style Spaghetti for dinner and the kids didn’t complain… whew! I was worried they’d refuse to eat it. Most kids I know like sweet style spaghetti though, so please feel free to try the original recipe as well.
I’ve been cooking meals for my family for a little over 2 months now. I think I’ve gotten the hang of it. We’re eating better and spending less, despite the fact I’m buying everything from the supermarket. Thank you Knorr Philippines for giving me a chance to participate in the Knorr #LutongNanay advocacy.
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I live in a country with no pork so I also use chicken and I find it better. 🙂 I Like your recipe. 🙂
Not really a fan of sweet-style spaghetti but this is definitely a must-try. I grew up eating food with Knorr cubes.
I use ground chicken, too, when I cook spaghetti at home. I haven’t tried using Knorr pork/chicken cubes in my spaghetti recipe, though.
I haven’t tried ground chicken for spaghetti (mas healthy version nga ano?)
Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’ll this one time for my little boy 🙂
I’m following your kitchen journey on FB. For someone who’s all new to this cooking stuff, grabe ang galing mo! Sana ako din. Huhuhu..
Ro!!! Kitchen goddess ka na! Your dishes are always served nicely. My kids don’t like fast-food spaghetti so I always cook for them. I will try this!