Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

A healthy (and much lighter on your stomach) alternative to heavy (ie beef) meat sauce...

Makes 6 Servings


1 lb ground turkey
1, 28-ounce can tomatoes (organic if you can afford them), cut up - **Try low sodium here**
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 lb spaghetti - **Try whole wheat pasta here**
non-stick cooking spray (preferably canola)


Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray coating. Preheat over med-high heat. Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat.

Stir in tomatoes with their juice, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove cover; simmer for 15 minutes more. (For a creamier sauce, give sauce a whirl in a blender or food processor.) **Also try - adding 1 tbsp. of cream cheese at this point.**

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain well. Serve sauce over spaghetti with crusty, whole-grain bread.

Nutrition Content (all nutrition information is given for the recipe unaltered...ie without the information marked with an asterisk)

Per Serving:
calories: 330
total fat: 5g
saturated fat: 1.3g
carbohydrates: 42g
protein: 29g
cholesterol: 60mg
sodium: 280mg
dietary fiber: 2.7g

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