Ground Turkey Meat Sauce

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Growing up, my mom would make an amazing pasta sauce. I would eat until I was on the verge of bursting. She still makes it today, but I have to fight for leftovers. So I came up with this recipe, which is a very close recreation of that meal. The only difference is that I substitute the ground beef with ground turkey (but you really can’t tell.) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ground Turkey Meat Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy, Winter
Servings: 4
Calories: 233kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pound Ground turkey 85/15
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 29 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 3/4 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sauté for 6 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  • Add the turkey meat and break up with your wooden utensil. Cook until no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste and mix into the meat until no clumps of paste are left over. Cook for a couple minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, basil, oregano, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • The sauce will thicken similar to a Bolognese sauce and that's it!! Serve over buttered pasta and enjoy! Super simple supper


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 1096mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg


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