Everyday Mom's Meals: Supper Made Easy with Dollar General

Monday, January 27, 2014

Supper Made Easy with Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you live near a Dollar General Store? If so, you are so incredibly lucky. Like me, you have the chance to shop their wide selection of products, including those we use in our every day lives, saving money with each one. And dinner time is no exception to this rule! Did you know they have many of the staples you use in your kitchen, in their Clover Valley product line, that are much cheaper than national brands, and just as tasty? Not to mention, even if an ingredient isn't available in the Clover Valley line, they more than likely still have it, and at a lower price than other supermarkets and grocery stores.

If you don't think you can make a delicious, easy meal from ingredients you find on Dollar Genera's shelves, this recipe will change your mind! Oh, and did I mention it's a Crock Pot recipe too? Yeah, we can always use another one of those!

This is actually a recipe a friend shared with me over a year ago, and it's perfect for a busy day when there is just too much going on to worry about dinner. A little prep work, and this one basically makes itself! 

To break it down for you, this recipe requires six main ingredients. (I'm not counting those most already have in their pantry like salt, pepper and other seasonings.) I was able to purchase 4 out of the 6 at my neighborhood Dollar General, most of them in the Clover Valley product line! Plus, it was very easy on my budget. I walked out of the store with money in my wallet!

Do I have you totally intrigued now? Well then, let's get to the food!

Crock Pot Creamy Spaghetti
Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4-6 Servings 
1 lb. Clover Valley spaghetti noodles, broke in half
3 (24 oz.) jars Clover Valley traditional  spaghetti sauce
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. Clover Valley Parmesan cheese
1 c. Clover Valley chicken broth
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dried Parsley for garnish

Preheat Crock Pot on HIGH. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef, seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Drain if necessary. In bottom of warm Crock Pot, pour one jar sauce. Add spaghetti noodles. Add ground beef. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Using fingers, break apart cream cheese into small pieces, and add. Pour 1 jar sauce on top. Cook on HIGH for 2.5- 3 hours. Stir and add chicken broth. Add last jar of sauce. Stir again. Cook for 1 additional hour, if needed. Remove and garnish individual portions with parsley. *NOTE* Due to different slow cookers' cooking times, I encourage you to check this after 2.5 hours. My pasta was fully cooked. Therefore, I added the broth and sauce. Then I reduced the heat the warm setting until ready to serve. 

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Anonymous said...

Looks very good.....& easy! I like that, but when do you add the pasta? Or am I just missing that? 😉. I assume you add it with the beef, maybe?

Krista said...

Hi! You actually add it after the first jar of sauce, right before the beef. I think it's in the 5th line of the recipe :) Thanks for checking!