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Turkey Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Ground turkey is an excellent alternative to ground beef or Italian sausage in spaghetti sauce. What I found interesting about this recipe was the addition of chicken broth and butter in the sauce. I was a little unsure of what to think about this recipe, but the sauce turned out to be extremely delicious and I will definitely make it again. You can double the recipe if you want to freeze some or make a large batch. You can also adjust the seasonings to your taste. This makes a great dinner for any night of the week. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 Servings)

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Turkey Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 ¼ lbs ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounces) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large deep skillet brown ground turkey over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes. Stir together until the mixture is combined. Pour in the chicken broth. Add oregano, basil, thyme, sea salt, black pepper, and butter. Mix well.
  2.  Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for at least 15 minutes. You can adjust the seasons to your taste
  • Author: Bobby
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Thursday 20th of September 2012

Hey bobby! We were looking for something besides the regular ground beef spaghetti and this was perfect! It was full of flavor and light at the same time. Some recipes don't have the right seasonings when they use ground turkey but not this one. We loved this recipe and I'm planning on making it the night before my half marathon coming up :)


Saturday 24th of March 2012

oops~ I just looked at that website I gave you & noticed that it takes forever to find the type I was talking about (that they have @ Costco)

It's this one in the green package & they sell it in a sealed pack of 4 rolls:



Saturday 24th of March 2012

Bobby, have you ever seen Isernio's gourmet chicken sausage where you live? Your spaghetti sauce recipe is delicious with it!

They recently started selling it at Costco here in Anchorage and it is InnNNnnncredible!!! Their website tells you where they sell it nationwide -->

I've tried all kinds of turkey sausages & they're all pretty good.. But since I discovered this chicken sausage.. :O =WOW= I've used it for everything turkey sausage is used in. Because the texture is so good to work with, it's great for making meatballs for Italian wedding soup, pizza topping, YOUR spaghetti, you name it.. :D

If you ever see it there, you should give it a try! I've only tried the ground (not links) and haven't tried the hot/spicy, just the regular (in the green package). Costco sells it in 4-packs. A couple of the other grocery stores here have started selling it too, but they really jack the price up. @ Costco it's an incredible deal!