Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes Rotini Spam & Bacon Mushroom Sauce Dinner Topped with an Egg Muffin

This is what happens in our kitchen when the 9 and 11 year old wildchild boys decide to challenge me to a chopped challenge. I have to admit this one took some serious thinking on what to do with all these ingredients but once it clicked it was pure magic! I have to give a huge shout out to Two Peas and Their Pod for making it easier with their idea for their Egg Muffins I saw on their blog and as that idea was simmering in my brain I began to prep.

 

Ingredients:

2 (12 oz.)  boxes of Rainbow Rotini (enriched macaroni, tomato and spinach made with Durum Wheat)

1 can of Low Sodium Spam

5 slices of thick Hickory Smoked Bacon

1 medium onion (chopped fine)

1 cup of shelled and steamed Edamame Beans (Soy Beans)

½ cup of green beans (very lightly cooked so you still have a little snap to them)

¼ cup of finely sliced mushrooms (we had some leftover ones so we used those up)

1 (10 ¾ oz.) can of Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 cup of Sour Cream

2 cups of Mexican 5 Blend Shredded Cheese (or the Italian Blend)

8 eggs

Spices:

2 tsp. McCormick’s Salt Free Chicken Seasoning

1 Tbsp. Garlic Salt

2 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper

2 tsp. Onion Powder

 

Directions:

1) Chop up your Spam and your bacon and put them in a skillet over medium heat. When the bacon starts to cook and the bacon juices start to flow add in ¾ of your chopped onions to the skillet. (Stir frequently).

Spam, Bacon and Onion saute

2) Put on your Rotini Noodles to cook according to the package directions (I add about a pinch and a half of garlic salt to my pasta water to give it some more flavor)

3) Prepare your egg muffins and here is what I did as a variation to Two Peas and Their Pods beautiful creation. In a medium bowl add your eggs, the rest of the onions, ½ tsp of Garlic salt, and ½ tsp. of pepper.  Pour the mixture into non-stick muffin tins leaving a little space from the top and bake them at 350 degrees for approx. 20 minutes (Stick a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean the eggs are done).

Egg Muffins going in the oven

4) As everything else is cooking and baking start on your sauce. Pour into a bowl the Cream of Mushroom Soup (I used a little water to get all the Soup out of the can), add the sour cream to the soup and mix it well. Add the remaining spices and then add the cheese in once everything else is mixed well.

5) Mix together your Edamame, green beans and mushrooms and set aside (I added a little of the bacon drippings and heated it in the microwave for 30 seconds just enough to give it some incredible flavoring.

6) Drain your Rotini Noodles, Take your egg muffins out of the oven, and take your Spam Bacon mixture off the stovetop and drain the excess bacon grease off.

Finshed Egg Muffins fresh out of the oven

7) In the big pot where the Rotini was cooking (we don’t believe in dirtying another dish or bowl) put back in the pot your drained Rotini Noodles, add the Mushroom Soup Sauce and mix it together very well. When the noodles and sauce are mixed well add in the Spam and Bacon mixture and mix it together very well until it is evenly distributed into the noodle mixture.  Add in last but not least your Edamame mixture and gently toss it in the noodles so you don’t break up the green beans or the mushrooms.

Rotini Noodles with Mushroom Sauce and Spam Mixture

8) Put a bed of the Rotini Noodle Mixture on a plate and top with one of the Egg Muffins in the middle.

Finished plating Rotini Spam, Bacon and Egg Muffins

 

I must say this was incredible and the flavors were infused in every single bite. Some would say because of the Spam it wasn’t healthy but we beg to differ because we had a very filling and Tap Water Budget friendly dinner that made us very happy around our dinner table on this Healthy Monday For the Heart & Soul in Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes humble home.

 

Link to the recipe that inspired our Egg Muffins and we have to give a huge shaka sign of love thumbs up to http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com for being so awesome and sharing the love with us. Here is the link to their Egg Muffin with Sausage, Spinach, and Cheese recipe.

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/egg-muffins-with-sausage-spinach-and-cheese/

 

 

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