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Spicy spaghetti and zucchini noodles with turkey bolognese by Millie Peartree

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
25 min
30 min
Learn a new preparation technique: Instead of sauteing the turkey and veggies, combine the turkey, veggies, garlic, and seasonings on a sheet pan and bake at 400°F, until the meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Just make sure to break up the meat and toss the ingredients after 10 minutes.


Uncooked chickpea pasta

8 oz, spaghetti shape (or whole wheat or whole grain)

Olive oil

2 Tbsp

Uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic clove

3 clove(s), minced

Garlic powder

1 tsp

Onion powder

1 tsp

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp

Low sodium marinara sauce

32 oz

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, chopped


1 Tbsp, torn

Uncooked zucchini

2 medium, spiralized

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, large soup pot, or deep skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add turkey, and cook, stirring and breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add onion and red bell pepper, and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and marinara sauce. Stir to coat vegetables, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Sir in parsley and basil.
  5. Add spaghetti and spiralized zucchini to pan, toss to coat, and heat through about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Garnish with cheese.
  6. Serving size: about 1 ½ cups


Bronx Chef Millie Peartree started cooking at a very young age, inspired by her mother and her time growing up in the southern United States. Millie is well-known for her famous restaurant but she is also a successful baker and caterer.