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Homemade Ground Turkey Spaghetti

I have made this recipe with a variety of different ground meats and it always turns out. It makes a lot so if I am not feeding a crowed, I will freeze the sauce in freezer bags for a quick weeknight meal. 

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $15.11 as of November 2022.

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

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

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

This recipe can also be found in Menu 6 – Family of 4

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