Spaghetti With Ground Turkey

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Ever since I found out ground beef was public enemy #1 for my digestive system, I had to reinvent recipes I've loved since I was a kid. For the longest time, I always ate spaghetti with just prepared spaghetti sauce and some parmesan cheese. Then I found out how much more satisfying adding ground beef was. Now, I can't even do that, anymore. :'( (not without pain anyway). That's where ground turkey comes in. So, here, I have a simple, and a little healthier version. My bf and my roomie both enjoy it and they can still smother it in cheese if they so wish, lol! I think it tastes pretty good, myself and is simple to make. This is the perfect weekday dinner when everyone's busy, but everyone needs some good energy food that's a bit healthier for them.

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  • add   uncooked spaghetti
  • add   parmesan cheese (optional)
  • add   26 ounces of prepared spaghetti sauce, your choice of brand and flavor (usually 1 can or 1 jar)
  • add   1 1/4 lbs ground turkey, packages come in about 1 1/4 lbs (lean, extra lean, it's your choice)


  1. Brown ground turkey until no longer pink.
  2. Drain any fat.
  3. Add cooked ground turkey back to the pan, add the can of spaghetti sauce, set aside.
  4. Boil water for the noodles.Add a bit of salt once boiling, add noodles, cook per package instructions.
  5. While noodles cook, heat up the sauce/turkey mixture.
  6. Drain noodles.Make sure sauce is heated through.
  7. Serve!Ground turkey isn't as cheap as ground hamburger, but it's better for you and I've found you can replace ground turkey in nearly every ground beef recipe.
  8. Try browning the ground turkey with some chopped onions too - that's always a yummy addition.But that's just because bf and I love onions.
  9. You can also try the spaghetti sauce/turkey mixture over cooked white rice.Ground beef and spaghetti sauce tastes great over white rice, why not ground turkey.
  10. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (for more info you can check out means I have to experiment a lot.Now if only I were rich, I'd be able to be more flexible and afford more subbed ingredients.Substitutions are expensive!Have fun and enjoy.