Making a big pot of rustic spaghetti sauce is one of the most gratifying things you can do as a home cook. The welcoming aroma rising from the pot makes coming home a heartwarming experience.
To make this Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce as good-for-you as it is good-smelling, I’ve packed it with ground turkey, loads of chopped veggies and mouthwatering Italian flavors.
Serve it up over veggie noodles or braised cabbage for a fitness meal at its finest!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1 yellow onion, minced
- 1 Fennel Bulb, minced
- 3 zucchini, diced
- 2 pounds Lean Ground Turkey
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
- 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place an extra-large nonstick skillet or medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and warm for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, onion and fennel bulb. Sauté, mixing often, for 5 minutes, until the onion is tender. Add the zucchini and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring and breaking the turkey apart with your spoon or spatula, until all the pink is gone. Drain the pan, then return to medium heat.
- Add the crushed tomato, tomato paste, and tomato sauce to the pan and mix until well combined. Add the water, coconut sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
- Serve this hearty sauce warm over braised cabbage, veggie noodles, baked sweet potato or whatever else your heart desires. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 319 calories, 6g fat, 12g carbohydrate, 7g sugar, 451mg sodium, 4g fiber, and 56g protein.