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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with meat sauce
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 8
Low Added Sugar

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.

What you'll need

medium pots
Measuring spoons
Cutting board
Can opener
Sharp knife
Spatula or spoon


Serves 8
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion finely chopped
1 Bell Pepper finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic minced
1 pound Turkey lean, ground
6 ounces Tomato Paste canned
28 ounces Diced Tomatoes canned, low-sodium
2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
2 teaspoons Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 pound Pasta preferably whole wheat



Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.

  • Cook onion and bell pepper until softened.

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.


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.


Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.


Serve sauce over spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.50 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g12%
Saturated Fat 2 g10%
Sodium 197 mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 54 g20%
Dietary Fiber 9 g32%
Protein 22 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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