Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

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Leah's Pantry
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Budget-friendly recipe
52
Serves:
8
40 mins.

Choosing extra lean or lean ground meat keeps this recipe heart healthy. If you want to make it vegetarian, substitute chopped mushrooms. This sauce is great to keep in the freezer for a last minute meal.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
1
finely chopped
1
finely chopped
4
minced
1
pound
Lean, ground
6
ounces
canned
28
ounces
canned, low-sodium
2
teaspoons
2
teaspoons
1
teaspoon
½
teaspoon
1
pound
preferably whole wheat

What You'll Need

  • medium pots
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Can opener
  • Spatula
  • Strainer
  • knives

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook onion and bell pepper until softened.
  3. Add turkey and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 8–10 minutes until meat is no longer pink. Add tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes with their juice, oregano, basil, salt, and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15–20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  6. Serve sauce over spaghetti.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
cups
Total calories:
360
Total fat:
9 g
Saturated fat:
2 g
Carbohydrates:
54 g
Protein:
22 g
Fiber:
9 g
Sodium:
197 mg
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