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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

This is an easy and delicious dinner everyone will enjoy. Use lean ground turkey, beef, or try with mushrooms instead to make it vegetarian!

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Recipe Source: EatFresh.org


  • 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)


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
    Cook onion and bell pepper until softened.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  5. Serve sauce over cooked pasta.
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Sodium197 mg
Total Carbohydrate54 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Total Sugarsn/a
Added Sugars includedn/a
Protein22 g
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