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 1/2 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 very 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 down on the tomatoes and peppers to make the meat 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 c. green bell pepper, diced
- 1 c. onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 t. dried oregano
- 1 t. black pepper
- 1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
- Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Bring skillet to high heat.
- Add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain and discard fat.
- Stir in tomatoes with juice, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Cook spaghetti and drain well.
- Serve sauce over spaghetti.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Total Carbohydrate 64g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 48g|
* 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.
Diced Tomatoes, 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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