Spaghetti With Turkey Meat Sauce

Using nonstick cooking spray, ground turkey, and no added salt helps to make this classic dish heart-healthy.

  • as needed nonstick cooking spray
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  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 C finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 C finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb spaghetti, uncooked

1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat over high heat.

2. Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat and discard.

3. 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.)

4. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in unsalted water. Drain well.

5. Serve sauce over spaghetti.

Yield: 6 servings--Serving Size: 5 oz sauce and 9 oz spaghetti

Each serving provides:

Calories: 330
Total fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 280 mg

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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