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Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce is a delicious and guiltless recipe. Your favorite comfort food just got healthy. You could also make this dish into a freezer meal and make it ahead of time. Your family is going to love this healthy and delicious dinner that takes minutes to put together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Ground Turkey, ground turkey spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 499kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • metal spatula
  • strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion large (chopped)
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 42 ounces crushed tomatoes (3)14 ounce cans
  • 6 ounces tomato paste 1 can
  • cups chicken broth
  • Tablespoons dried oregano
  • Tablespoons dried basil
  • teaspoons dried thyme
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • Tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti noodles cooked

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, stirring until all is combined. Add chicken broth to thin it down a little bit.
  • 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!).
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve over cooked noodles and enjoy!

Notes

  • When browning ground turkey be sure to keep the heat at medium heat. If you increase the temperature, the meat won’t cook evenly. There will be areas of pink and burned meat. Keep it even and slow. Continue moving the meat and cutting it up smaller and smaller to ensure it is all cooked evenly and all the way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 1569mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 9mg