Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

Number of Servings: 6 (337 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

Scrumptious, fresh-as-you-like meat sauce served over spaghetti is one of the easiest American favorites to master. If you’re able to make just the right amount for the folks you’re serving, you can up your pasta game with this easy trick: cook your pasta until it’s not quite al dente, drain all but ½ cup of the pasta cooking water and stir in your sauce to cook with the pasta for the final minute or two. Your sauce will adhere better to the pasta for a fuller flavor experience all around.

Money-Saving Tip: This sauce is meat-heavy. If you’re feeding a big crowd or working to make the portions of meat in your diet smaller, don’t be afraid to double the sauce ingredients except for the meat to make it go further.

Tomato Lovers: Can’t get enough of tomatoes? Give that tomato flavor a super boost by adding a few tablespoons of tomato paste after you drain the meat.


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 (28 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti


  1. Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over high.
  2. Add turkey and cook, stirring, until brown through (5 minutes). Drain off and discard fat.
  3. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, and pepper. Bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until vegetables are soft and well cooked down (25-30 minutes).
  5. While sauce is cooking, cook spaghetti according to directions. Top spaghetti with sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 337 g

Amount per serving
Calories 410
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 48g
Protein 27g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 67.3mg 6%
Iron 4.4mg 25%
Potassium 810mg 15%
Vitamin A 20.1mcg 2%
Vitamin C 37.5mg 40%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 6.7mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.4mg 30%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 13.2mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 66.8mcg 17%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 3.2mcg 10%
Chloride 11.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 30%
Phosphorus 417mg 35%
Iodine 0.8mcg 0%
Magnesium 121.6mg 30%
Zinc 4.1mg 35%
Selenium 78.4mcg 140%
Copper 0.5mg 50%
Manganese 2.4mg 100%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.6mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), 94% Ground Turkey, Whole Wheat Spaghetti (durum Whole Wheat Semolina, Niacin, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulphate (iron), Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Onion, Green Pepper, Garlic, Black Pepper, Oregano.

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