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Quick Turkey Spaghetti Recipe

Quick Turkey Spaghetti Recipe

"My family never tires of this versatile entree. We can have it once a week, and it’s different each time! I sometimes omit the turkey for a meatless meal, change up the veggies or use my own tomato sauce.” Mary Lou Moeller - Wooster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces uncooked multigrain spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, pepper, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2. Stir in the tomato sauce, spaghetti, water and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until spaghetti and vegetables are tender. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 357 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 728 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Quick Turkey Spaghetti

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"I love it, but I only gave 4 stars as I had to change some things to improve it to actually taste like spaghetti. First I added a can of chopped tomatoes to go with the can of sauce. Then I added a tablespoon of Italian seasoning. I may add more than that next time as I still had to sprinkle on as I ate it. Needs more garlic salt too.

I used a whole onion and next time I will add a whole cup of mushrooms rather than the half cup they call for.
As one person written it is pretty I found out the first time I made it. With the above improvements, it was much better. I will continue making and enjoying with the listed improvements."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"Pretty quick and easy. I substituted Ragu for the tomato sauce which helped with the liquids and the flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"My family was very disappointed in this - sounded like a tasty quick supper but we found it to be pretty bland and way too starchy tasting. Not awful but not good enough to make again."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Very quick meal but needs more spices."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I left off the peppers and mushrooms because I don't like them AT ALL. I love spaghetti sauce made with ground turkey."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"The base of the recipe is fine, just needs spices. Oregano, marjoram, thyme, bay leaf, onions and, of course, garlic. Try using some Hot Italian Turkey sausage to 'spice it up'."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"This is a wonderful recipe. I have always cooked this for about 30 minutes though, depends on how thick the spagetti pasta is. Turkey, ground beef, even sausage are all good with this. I usually need to double the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"Made this recipe when short on time and looking for something tasty. Turned out great! I love that you can cook the spaghetti in the same pot- saves time and dishes! I would let the spaghetti simmer in the sauce a little longer before serving, though.. it was still a little stiff. Great recipe!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.