This savory one pot ground turkey spaghetti is lean, flavorful and delicious. Prepared in less then 30 minutes, it's a super easy recipe for a weeknight meal that families love.
Keyword dinner, Ground Meat, pasta, Turkey
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
1poundlean ground turkey
2 1/2cupslow sodium chicken broth
8ouncesspaghetti noodlesbroken in half
Place a large dutch oven or large 5-7 quart pot on the stove. Turn the heat to medium high and add the olive oil.
Once the pot is warm spread the ground meat out in the pan to brown. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Stir and break up the meat as needed cooking it all the way through until brown, about 7-10 minutes.
Add the garlic and onion and soften it with the meat for about a minute until fragrant.
Add three cups of pasta sauce, low sodium broth, balsamic vinegar, italian seasoning and parsley to the pan. Give it a gentle stir to mix everything well.
Break the spaghetti in half and add to the pot in small handfuls. Try to spread out the pasta in the pan. Alternating the direction you place the pasta in the liquid can help to spread it out so it doesn’t clump. Push the pasta gently under the liquid but don’t stir until it has cooked a little bit with the lid on the pot.
Bring the pot up to a boil, then cover the pot and turn the heat down to medium heat to simmer. Cook the pasta covered for about 13-15 minutes or until tender. Stir the pasta occasionally while it cooks to help keep it from clumping, about every five minutes. Cover the pot with the lid again to continue cooking.
The pasta is done when it is tender. Shut off the heat and let the pasta stand for a 2-3 minutes to soak up a little more of the sauce. Serve with cheese or parsley and enjoy!
Sometimes this dish can turn out too liquidy depending on the pasta sauce you choose. If your pasta is too watery, try cooking it uncovered at medium for a few minutes at the end to cook down the liquid a little more.
If you used a super thick pasta sauce, you may need a little more liquid. If your sauce is looking too thick, add some water ¼ cup at a time.
Ground beef can be used instead of ground turkey. If using ground beef drain some of the grease from the meat from browning themeat before adding the garlic and onion.
If using dried parsley in place of fresh parsley use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley.