Picky eaters may actually like this low-fat alternative to high-fat red meat sauce.
1 pound ground turkey, extra lean
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, cut up
1 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound spaghetti, uncooked *
Non-stick cooking spray as needed
*Low-carb and high-fiber options
It you are watching your carbohydrates or want to increase the fiber in your diet, try one of the following instead of regular spaghetti noodles:
Low-carb: Try Tofu Shirataki noodles. They can be found by the tofu in the refrigerated produce section at many grocery stores.
High-fiber: Substitute a whole grain pasta.
The above options are not included in the nutrition facts.
Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray coating. Pre-heat over high heat.
Add turkey. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat and discard.
Stir in tomatoes with their juice, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover, simmer 15 minutes more.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in unsalted water. Drain well.
For one serving, scoop 3/4 cup sauce over 1 1/4 cups spaghetti.