Ground Turkey Meat Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

Saturday, June 01, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Who says you can't have a BIG bowl of 'pasta' in the summer?  With our version you can go ahead and sit in front of a HUGE bowl of nutrient dense, low carb and low calorie spaghetti squash!  We aren't stopping there, we are pouring a hefty portion of our delicious and LEAN ground turkey meat sauce over top.  This is one Italian meal you don't have to feel guilty about eating.

We start off by tossing the above items into the food processor which becomes the base to our tomato sauce.  It's probably no surprise to you that our sauce is packed with veggies.  Simply toss carrot, onion, garlic, sweet potato, and basil into the food processor and blend away!

What a beautiful combination of both flavors and colors!  Simply saute this combination up with LEAN ground turkey until golden brown and delicious.  This will become the base to make a yummy and healthy meat sauce!  We add in a can of crushed tomatoes to save time and season it up with even more fresh flavors from basil, garlic and nutty parmesan cheese!  We eat healthy, but we don't skip out on cheese ;)

Serve this sauce over a heaping bowl of spaghetti squash to leave you feeling full and satisfied!  Hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious dinner!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 5
Serving size: 2 cups squash  1 cup meat sauce
Calories: 287
Fat: 6.7 grams
Carbs: 27.6 grams
Dietary fiber: 3.5 grams
Protein: 29.9 grams

1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes with basil
1 8 oz can no salt added tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup carrot chopped
1/4 cup sweet potato chopped
1 small yellow onion
4-5 garlic cloves
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 handful fresh basil
2 cups cooked spaghetti squash per person! 

Let's get cooking!
1.  Place raw carrot, onion, garlic, sweet potato, and half of fresh basil into food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Blend well then add to pot with one tbsp olive oil over medium heat.  Saute for 2-3 minutes then add ground turkey
2.  Saute for approx 5 minutes or until browned and fully cooked 
3.  Add both cans of tomato sauce and tomato paste and mix well.  Add oregano, the remaining chopped basil, garlic powder, onion powder and parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper
4.  Simmer for as long as you can.  The longer it cooks the better it will taste
5.  While sauce is simmering cook spaghetti squash.  Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Add one half to a microwave safe dish and add one inch of water.  Cook one half on high for 15 minutes, and then repeating with the second half for another 15 minutes when finished.  Use a fork to scrape the 'pasta' into strands.

Serve one cup of sauce over 2 cups 'pasta'!  Hope you enjoy :)

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  2. Hello! I was delighted to stumble across your amazing website today when trying to plan dinner for my husband and myself!
    My mother in law gave me a veggie noodle maker for Christmas; do you think that this recipe would taste amazing with Zoodles (zucchini noodles)? I'm going to give it a try and let you know!

  3. I am so GLAD I found this blog and recipe! I was trying to find a recipe using spaghetti squash for dinner, and I stumbled across this! This was SO GOOD! I cooked this on Sunday and had lots of meals since it is only me! I will DEF. be making this a lot, super easy and super yummy. And I love the big portion but low calories!!


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