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
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