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Spaghetti With Turkey Meat Sauce

A heart healthy take on a classic dish.

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
15 minutes 1 hour 6 servings 5 oz sauce and 9 oz spaghetti


Nonstick cooking spray

1 lb 99 percent fat-free ground turkey

1 can (28 oz) no-salt-added tomatoes, cut up

1 C finely chopped green bell pepper

1 C finely chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 lb spaghetti

calories 330
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over high heat.

  • 2
    Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat and discard.

  • 3
    Stir in tomatoes with their juice, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover; simmer for 15 minutes more. (If you prefer a creamier sauce, give sauce a whirl in your blender or food processor.)

  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in unsalted water. Drain well.

  • 5
    Serve sauce over spaghetti.

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