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Homemade Ground Turkey Spaghetti

Homemade Ground Turkey Spaghetti is way better than jarred sauce. The chunky tomatoes and mushrooms enhance the flavor of the tomato sauce.

Homemade Ground Turkey Spaghetti will convert you from using jar sauce. I like to make large batches and freeze it so I have sauce ready for a quick dinner. This sauce is good over noodles and spaghetti squash. I like to serve green beans on the side. 

I have made this recipe with a variety of different ground meats and it always turns out. I have also added zucchini to the sauce and it is wonderful. 

Cost Per Serving $1.89 as of November 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $15.11.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $11.99.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $1.50.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 8

Equipment needed: Pot, Deep Skillet

Total time: 30 ~ 40 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is a savings of about $3.12 if you have a stocked pantry.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $3.12 as of November 2022

  • sugar $2.12
  • Italian seasoning $1.00


Total: $11.99 as of November 2022

  • 1 onion $0.60
  • 8 oz mushrooms $1.98
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.67
  • 1 pound ground turkey $4.34
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles $0.92
  • 1 can crushed tomato 28 oz $1.36
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 28 oz $1.36
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 oz $.76

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Fill pot full of water and turn it on to boil.
  3. Add the ground turkey to a deep pan with:
    • chopped onion
    • mushrooms
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  4. Cook until the meat is 165°F crumbling turkey into small pieces.
  5. Drain if needed, then add the garlic and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Add:
    • tomato sauce 28 oz
    • diced tomatoes 28 oz
    • tomato paste 6 oz
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
  7. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes
  8. Cook the the noodles once sauce has been simmering for 10 minutes.
  9. Add the noodles to the sauce. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 6

Side Options

Garlic Parmesan Bread

Side Salad

Vegetables such as green beans, carrots, squash, etc.

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