Spaghetti With Meat Sauce
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This homemade meat sauce is made more nutritious using lean ground turkey instead of fatty ground beef. It gets a flavor boost from a dash of red pepper flakes.
cooking spray1 spray(s)
uncooked onion(s)1 cup(s), chopped
garlic clove(s)4 clove(s), medium, minced
canned tomatoes56 oz, plum-variety, undrained, coarsely chopped
canned tomato paste6 oz
dried basil1 ½ tsp
dried oregano1 tsp
table salt½ tsp, optional
crushed red pepper flakes¼ tsp, optional
uncooked ground turkey breast20 oz
uncooked spaghetti12 oz, cooked without added salt and fat, drained
grated Parmesan cheese2 Tbsp, or Romano cheese
- Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
- Add onion to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, sugar and, if desired, salt and pepper flakes; bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered 25 to 35 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency.
- Meanwhile, cook turkey in a large skillet until no longer pink, breaking into chunks with a wooden spoon. Stir turkey into sauce; heat through. Serve over spaghetti and sprinkle with cheese.