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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

7 - 9
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Our Italian-style meat sauce swaps in lean ground turkey for beef while keeping robust traditional seasonings, such as garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper, and basil. It’s sure to hit the spot at your family’s next spaghetti dinner. Enjoy with a simple green salad and hunks of Italian bread to sop up every bit of saucy deliciousness.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), chopped

Garlic clove(s)

4 medium clove(s), finely chopped

Canned tomatoes

56 oz, 2 (28-oz) cans, plum variety, undrained, coarsely chopped

Canned tomato paste

6 oz

Dried basil

1½ tsp

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Sugar

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, optional

Uncooked spaghetti

12 oz

Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

20 oz

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp, or Romano cheese

Instructions

  1. Coat a medium pot with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, sugar, salt, and crushed red pepper (if using) and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has thickened, 25 to 35 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, coat a 12-inch skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Stir the turkey into the tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Serve the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Serving size: about 1 cup pasta and 1 cup meat sauce