West Valley Medical Center - October 12, 2017
recipe of the month

The time is right to spin an old recipe in to something new. Easily swap a spaghetti squash for the usual noodles.

Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce

Servings: 6

Ingredients and Preparation

# Ingredients Measures
1 Nonstick cooking spray as needed
2 Ground turkey 1 pound
3 (28-ounce) tomatoes, cut up 1 can
4 Finely chopped green pepper 1 cup
5 Garlic, minced 2 cloves
6 Dried oregano, crushed 1 teaspoon
7 Black pepper 1 teaspoon
8 Spaghetti squash 1 squash


  1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat over high heat.
  2. Add turkey; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain fat and discard.
  3. 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 for 15 minutes more. (If you like a creamier sauce, give sauce a whirl in your blender or food processor.)
  4. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. When oven is ready place squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake until tender. Roughly 45-50 minutes. Use a fork to scoop out the "spaghetti."
  5. Serve sauce over spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 5-ounce sauce and 9-ounce spaghetti
Calories 330
Total Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 280 mg

Anne Brock is a licensed dietitian and diabetes educator at West Valley Medical Center. Talk to your doctor today to determine if a referral to a dietitian could help you reach your health and wellness goals.