As needed: Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound ground turkey
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 diced carrot
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound spaghetti, uncooked
Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat over high heat.
Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat and discard.
Stir in tomatoes with their juice, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover; simmer for 15 minutes more. (If you like a creamier sauce, give sauce a whirl in your blender or food processor.)
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in unsalted water. Drain well. Serve sauce over spaghetti.
Recipe makes 6 servings Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce.
Serving size: 5 oz sauce and 9 oz spaghetti
Calories: 330; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 280mg
Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes
Cook 12 ounces spaghetti according to directions; drain. Coarsely chop two fresh tomatoes and stir into three cups store-bought marinara sauce and heat. Just before tossing with spaghetti, add one-half teaspoon red pepper flakes and one-half cup shredded part skim mozzarella. Serve with romaine salad and garlic bread for a well-rounded meal.
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