Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

This spaghetti sauce is delicious and packed with protein. For an even healthier option, serve the sauce over cooked spaghetti squash or steamed broccoli. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…

1 pound uncooked turkey tenderloin, cubed
1 medium green pepper, cut into 3/4-in. pieces
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
2/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 jar (15-1/2 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
1 cup sliced turkey pepperoni, halved
1/2 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
10 ounces uncooked vermicelli

1. In a Dutch oven or large kettle, sauté the turkey, green peppers, onion and mushrooms in oil until vegetables are tender. Stir in spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, wine or broth and tomato paste.

2. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Uncover; simmer 15 – 20 minutes longer or until thickened. Meanwhile, cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 321 calories, 5g fat, 40g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 28g protein.