Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

Sometimes making recipes from scratch can be intimidating, but this spaghetti sauce is so simple to throw together that you’ll never go back to buying store sauce again!

I try to use ground turkey in my recipes as much as possible, but if you don’t have ground turkey on hand, you can also use lean ground beef. Either meat tastes delicious in this recipe!

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Serves: 6

Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 (14 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti noodles (cooked)


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground turkey over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Then drain grease well.
  2. Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, stirring until all is combined. Add chicken broth to thin it down a little bit.
  3. Add spices, butter, and salt and pepper and allow to simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes (just long enough to boil the water and cook the pasta!).
  4. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve over cooked noodles and enjoy!



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