Meatloaf for One; Spaghetti for Four

spaghetti and collards

Time was tight; leftovers were plentiful. What to make? I had enough leftover meatloaf for a single, generous serving . . . OR . . . I could add onions, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, and some Classico Spicy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce, et voilá, four generous servings of spaghetti. First I started up the collard greens so they would have time to get extra silky, gathered together all the ingredients to make the meat-intensive sauce, and then the spaghetti noodles hit the boiling water.

Two dollops of sour cream, and a sprinkling of asiago brought the taste to “almost lasagna” without the extra effort or extra calories of the real thing.

A few leaves of Romaine provided the base for a nice salad, and the newly-acquired Bleu cheese dressing was perfect on it. I love Bleu cheese dressing, but it is always sooooo heavy. This Bolthouse brand is yogurt based, and provided the perfect consistency for an enjoyable taste of Bleu cheese without the attendant aftermath of the regular kind of dressing. I hadn’t noticed until I got it out for use, but the calorie count is considerably diminished as well – BONUS! In the past I had made my own Bleu cheese dressing with my homemade yogurt, but even the smallest wedge of cheese lasted far too long. With Bleu cheese, how does one tell when it has gone off? ;->


About judilyn

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16 Responses to Meatloaf for One; Spaghetti for Four

  1. .That looks pretty good as well as quick & easy to make. Last time I made mealoaf in large muffin cups, so I could adapt this recipe for 1 person with one of the meatloaf muffins


  2. says:

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  3. Clanmother says:

    I am with you on the Bolthouse brand – love it!


  4. Barbara says:

    I’m not much of a pasta person, but I LOVE hot fried leftover meatloaf in a sandwich with fresh white bread. Mayo slathered on one side and catsup on the other. YUM. I haven’t made meatloaf in a while. 🙂


  5. You’re the queen of leftovers! 😀


  6. dreamjosie says:

    I always have the same problem with the blue cheese. Too much left over from making dressing and I forget I have it. Then later when I rediscover it I can’t tell it’s bad. How do you know????


  7. Sherry says:

    Looks yummy!


  8. LFFL says:

    Looks like you had a yummy dinner.


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