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Must Have Meat Sauce

Amazing meat sauce to use for stuffing peppers, over pasta, spaghetti squash etc! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 295 kcal


  • 1 tray Jennie-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper (to taste)
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes no salt added
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 4 oz can diced chiles
  • 5 handfuls of baby spinach

TOPPING (optional)

  • parmesan or shredded cheese


  1. remove casing from sausage and pull into small chunks

  2. over medium-high heat, add olive oil to pan for about 30 seconds. add garlic for another 30 seconds. 

    heat evoo and garlic
  3. add onions to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  4. add in ground turkey and turkey sausage and cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. meat will still be a little pink.  

  5. add in seasonings, spinach, tomatoes, tomato paste and diced chiles. stir. 

  6. Continue to cook on low until tomatoes and flavors meld together. about 5-7 minutes. 

  7. use to stuff peppers, over spaghetti squash, lasagna etc. Top with lite shredded cheese or Parmesan cheese and Enjoy!