Broccoli Spaghetti Slaw

I have really been enjoying trying out lots of new recipes lately and sharing my favorites on this blog, so I hope some of you are enjoying them and trying them out, too! As I continually head down the path of a healthier lifestyle, I'm constantly on the lookout for new meals that sound delicious and healthy, without being boring. It definitely can get repetitive being healthy if you don't branch out! Luckily, the blog world is a huge melting pot of awesomeness and you all have great ideas too! What would I do without you?

What would I do without Kristin is the more specific question. I've discovered she is my long-lost twin and we've been motivating each other a lot lately in the 'get healthy and be our skinny selves again' department. She shared her week in food last month and I got some great ideas for my own meal planning. Broccoli Spaghetti Slaw included!
I'll be the first to admit, I'd never purchased or used broccoli slaw in my life. But at less than $2/bag I figured I'd give it a shot and see what happened! And something delicious happened, that's what!
Don't be scared off by this... seriously. If you want a way to feel like you're eating pasta noodles, give this a try! Also, Jared loved this and absolutely inhaled it so it was a big win at our house.

Here's what you'll need:
-1 lb ground turkey
-1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
-15 oz tomato sauce
-3 or 4 oz tomato paste
-Garlic, Oregano, Basil, Salt & Pepper (all to taste)
*Optional - half an onion, diced

Brown your meat in one pan, and start making your "noodles" in another. Just add the bag of slaw to pot/pan and 1 cup of water. You'll want to boil until the water has completely evaporated. You want your noodles to be soft but not wilted, either.

I took my meat from the pan to drain it, and then basically tossed the directions out the window at this point. Not intentionally, of course, but it did happen. You can really just add the other ingredients to your meat while on the stove and let it simmer awhile longer in the pan- but after draining I just mixed and added everything in a bowl. Use as much or as little of each seasoning as you wish. I used a TON of oregano and basil, yum!

It still tasted great, so do whatever you darn well feel like, you little chef, you! ;) You can top with some grated parmesan cheese to complete the dish.



So, what do you have? Any good recipes using noodle substitutes? I've seen some great recipes using zuchhini as noodles but haven't tried it yet.  I'd love to collect some recipes from you all! PS- If you're looking for a recipe with real noodles, you have to check out Allison's Lemon, Parsley & Parmesan Pasta recipe today! 

22 comments

  1. We use broccoli slaw all the time in salads and stir fry dishes but have never used as "noodles"...great idea!!!

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  2. Sounds tasty actually! I may have to try this!

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  3. I have never thought about using broccoli slaw for spaghetti!! What a great idea! I have made several different side dishes with it before and they always turn out great. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, I finally posted my wooden bowl story with the Spanish rice recipe that we talked about a few weeks ago :)

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  4. Looks great and tasty. I'll have to try this one out too!

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  5. OK. I'm scared by this, but also tempted to try it! HAHA

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  6. I use this slaw all the time for "pasta" it's so good!

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  7. I've never heard of broccoli slaw - I've been using spaghetti squash as a sub for pasta, but this looks so good! I'll definitely have to try it out!

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  8. I wish there was a way to take the picture of it in the bowl and make it magically appear in front of me!! Looks yummy!!

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  9. That looks really good and a really great way to get in some veggies.

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  10. Pinned it! At first when I saw the title, I was thinking there would be no way I'd try this, hah, but it actually looks good! Gonna try it!

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  11. Interesting, I never would have thought of this! I'm not the biggest fan of pasta in general but now you're got me wondering whether there's a possibility of combining the famous "broccolli and cheese" dish with "Macaroni and cheese" and ending up with "brocolli slaw and cheese"... :P

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  12. Have you ever tried spaghetti squash? It is SO delicious and you can do a LOT with it!

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  13. Oh Tat, I don't know what I would do without you either!!!! I am so glad you tried this and so glad it worked and you like it! :)

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  14. I love Broccoli slaw with vinaigrette instead of a regular coleslaw. I've never thought to use it any other way!

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  15. Okay I have to admit... it looks kind of weird! But no more strange than the spaghetti squash idea, I guess. Maybe I'll give it a whirl. :-)

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  16. okay as weird as it is I am intrigued enough to try it out. good idea.

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  17. i recently saw an idea on a cooking bit about slicing the broccoli stems into coins and cooking them up (they are said to have the consistency of a water chestnut)... i need to figure out what to try this on... i am SUPER interested to see how they really taste! :)

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  18. This looks yummy! I've had spaghetti squash, and it gets a little watery, but this looks great I'll have to try it!

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    1. Yes, I've made spaghetti squash twice and both times the texture was... interesting, ha! Not bad, but not something I loved either! FYI- you show up as a no-reply blogger, so I couldn't find an email address to respond to you at.

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  19. I'm game for anything with tomatoes!!! Yum!!

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