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Easy and Delicious Spaghetti

With a sauce made from whole vegetables, your sense will delight in the fresh and bold flavors of this spaghetti. And with only 15 minutes of preparation, it’s an easy meal to squeeze into a busy evening.

Easy Spaghetti
Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces whole grain spaghetti noodles
  • 3 each medium zucchini (spiralized)
  • 6 each roma tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil OR 2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 1/4 cup carrot
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1 cup liquid (water, chicken stock, veg stock, turkey stock, etc.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions
  2. Using a sauté pan on medium heat, add oil and garlic and cook 2 minutes or until garlic is golden brown
  3. Add lean ground turkey and cook until completely browned
  4. While noodles and turkey are cooking, in a high powered blender add tomatoes, basil, onions, carrots, celery, and liquid; blend on high until completely pureed
  5. Spiralize or julienne slice zucchini
  6. Once turkey is completely browned, turn the burner down to medium low and add the tomato sauce
  7. Salt and pepper to taste then simmer on medium low for 10 minutes; you may need to add a little additional liquid until desired consistency is reached
  8. Once noodles are cooked to al dente, strain and portion into 4, 2 oz servings, evenly portion out zucchini on top of noodles, then add sauce and enjoy a healthy fresh plate of spaghetti